Firearms and suicide

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2001 Apr;932:225-39; discussion; 239-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb05808.x.


The evidence linking firearms in the home to risk for suicide is reviewed. These data come from epidemiological, case-control, quasiexperimental, and prospective studies. The convergent finding from this wide range of studies is that there is a strong relationship between firearms in the home and risk for suicide, most firmly established in the United States.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Firearms* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Suicide / psychology*
  • Suicide / statistics & numerical data
  • Suicide Prevention*