Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Urban Health, v.84, no.6, (November 2007), p.755-765 SIEC No: 20100325

Data was collected on all suicides in New York City between 1990-2004. Trends & correlates of out-of-town residents who died by suicide in New York City were examined. Manhattan accounted for 274 of the 407 nonresident suicides, which represented over 10% of all suicides in Manhattan. The most common locations included hotels & commercial buildings. Nonresidents tended to be younger, & more often white or Asian. An analysis of nonresident suicides in Manhattan revealed it is a location where individuals travel & take their lives, often by similar means & in similar locations. A comparison with resident suicide implied a different type of individual is at risk for nonresidential suicide & further research & prevention efforts should be considered. (21 refs.)

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