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Title: Seasonal Variation in Suicide and Homicide - A Question of Consistency
Journal: Journal Biosocial Science  Volume:15  Dated:(1983)  Pages:349-356
Author(s): C W Warren; J C Smith; C W Tyler
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Ctr's for Disease Control
Ctr for Health Promotion and Education
United States
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Atlanta, GA 30333
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this study, seasonal or monthly variations in suicides and homicides were analyzed using United States mortality data for the years 1969-78, using periodic regression analysis.
Abstract: The results were generally consistent (year-to-year) over the 10-year period. The pattern for suicide was distinctly seasonal; it was above average all spring and below average all winter. For homicides, the pattern was more monthly; July through September and December were above average, while January through June were below average. Tables, figures, and 18 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Homicide; Seasonal influences on crime; Suicide
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