Statistical Signs of Social Influence on Suicides

@article{Melo2014StatisticalSO,
  title={Statistical Signs of Social Influence on Suicides},
  author={Hygor Piaget Monteiro Melo and Andr{\'e} A. Moreira and {\'E}lcio Batista and Hern{\'a}n A. Makse and Jos{\'e} S. Andrade},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={4}
}
By treating the suicide as a social fact, Durkheim envisaged that suicide rates should be determined by the connections between people and society. Under the same framework, he considered that crime is bound up with the fundamental conditions of all social life. The social effect on the occurrence of homicides has been previously substantiated, and confirmed here, in terms of a superlinear scaling relation: by doubling the population of a Brazilian city results in an average increment of 135… Expand

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