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Gunshot suicides in England--a multicentre study based on coroners' records.

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BACKGROUND: Gunshot suicides account for 2.5% of suicides in England and Wales. This amounts to more than 100 deaths per year. Information about such deaths may assist in the development of suicide prevention strategies. METHOD: We have examined coroners' inquest records for all gunshot suicides between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2001 in 24 coroners' jurisdictions in England. RESULTS: Fifty-eight gunshot suicides were identified, including one homicide-suicide. Ninety-three per cent ...

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10.1007/s00127-005-0889-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Pages:
324-328
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
URN:
uuid:f07f6be2-fdea-4d46-a95a-195d3a5f4e86
Source identifiers:
168248
Local pid:
pubs:168248

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