In Canada, Bill C-51 was implemented in 1977 to restrict the use of firearms, providing a good opportunity to study the effects of gun control laws in the use of firearms for suicide.
The present study examined the use of guns for suicide during the period prior to the bill and during the period after the passing of Bill C-51 to assess the association of the bill with suicide rates.
Analysis showed a significant decreasing trend after passage of Bill C-51 on the firearm suicide rate in Canada and the percentage of suicides using firearms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Epidémiologie, Législation, Arme à feu, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Epidemiology, Legislation, Fire arm, Canada, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0508345
Code Inist : 002B18H01. Création : 199406.