Homicide followed by suicide: Los Angeles, 1970-1979

Suicide Life Threat Behav. Fall 1983;13(3):155-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1943-278x.1983.tb00013.x.

Abstract

A study of 104 homicide-followed-by-suicide events in Los Angeles during 1970-1979 are reported and compared, in part, to the findings of D.J. West for Wales and England, 1954-1961. Variables discussed are age, ethnicity, sex distribution of both offenders and victims, relationship between them, methods by which victims were killed, alcohol content in victims and offenders, suicide notes, depression, and physical illness.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • California
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Depression / psychology
  • Disease / psychology
  • Ethanol / blood
  • Family
  • Female
  • Homicide*
  • Homosexuality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • Suicide / psychology*
  • United Kingdom
  • Wounds, Gunshot / epidemiology

Substances

  • Ethanol