Firearm fatalities occuring in Yorkshire and Humberside between 1975-1991 were examined; 130 cases were found, 64 were homicides, 55 suicides and ll were accidental or unclassifiable.
All but two of the suicides were men.
Shotguns were the most frequent weapon used in both suicides and homicides.
Of the 55 suicides, 17 were by men who had murdered before committing suicide.
In 15 of these cases the assailants knew their victims.
The other two cases involved murder of police officers.
These cases were mostly with shotguns.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, Suicide, Pays de Galles, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Arme à feu, Meurtre, Epidémiologie, Angleterre, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, Suicide, Wales, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Fire arm, Murder, Epidemiology, England, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0201287
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.