Effect of barriers on the Clifton suspension bridge, England, on local patterns of suicide: implications for prevention

  title={Effect of barriers on the Clifton suspension bridge, England, on local patterns of suicide: implications for prevention},
  author={Olive Bennewith and Mike Nowers and David Gunnell},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={266 - 267}
Summary We assessed the effect of the installation of barriers on the Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol, England, in 1998 on local suicides by jumping. Deaths from this bridge halved from 8.2 per year (1994–1998) to 4.0 per year (1999–2003; P=0.008). Although 90% of the suicides from the bridge were by males, there was no evidence of an increase in male suicide by jumping from other sites in the Bristol area after the erection of the barriers. This study provides evidence for the effectiveness… 

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