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NCJ Number: 153801 Find in a Library
Title: Double Suicide for the Period 1983-1992
Journal: Reports of the National Research Institute for Police Science  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:(July 1994)  Pages:73-86
Author(s): S Yonezato; M Tamura
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 14
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Annotation: Using data on 232,711 Japanese citizens who committed suicide between 1983 and 1992, this study investigated the rate of double suicide.
Abstract: The number of males who committed double suicide during the reporting period was 2,418, representing a double suicide rate of 1.6 percent; the figures for females were 2,376 and 2.9 percent, respectively. The double suicide rates were higher for younger age groups, for married people, and for entrepreneurs and regular employees (compared to managers and unemployed persons). Double suicides were most often attributed to problems related to family, finances, or love affairs. The most popular method of committing double suicide was carbon monoxide poisoning, used in 25 percent of all cases.
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Criminology; Japan; Suicide; Suicide causes
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