Firearms suicides in Australia.

  title={Firearms suicides in Australia.},
  author={John Snowdon and Lachlan Harris},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={156 2},
OBJECTIVE To examine the rates of suicide by firearms in the five larger Australian States during 1968-1989, and to relate them to differences between those States. We hypothesised that (i) restrictive gun legislation will have reduced the firearms suicide rate in South Australia after 1980, and (ii) firearms suicides would be shown to be more common in States with larger rural:urban population ratios. DESIGN Data supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics were analysed by sex, State and… CONTINUE READING

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