Firearm suicide in Queensland

  title={Firearm suicide in Queensland},
  author={Gordon Tait and Belinda Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  pages={83 - 98}
The purpose of this article is to examine firearm suicide in Queensland. In 2006, statistical data were gathered from all closed paper coronial files for the 12-month period of December 2003—December 2004. Of the 567 people who committed suicide in Queensland during this period, 48 (8.5%) used firearms. The following results emerge from this data: first, gun suicides are continuing to decrease in Queensland, most likely as a function of ongoing gun controls, a decrease accompanied by a lesser… 

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