The coroner's system and under-reporting of suicide.

  title={The coroner's system and under-reporting of suicide.},
  author={P. L. Cooper and Christopher Mark Milroy},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  volume={35 4},
This study investigates the under-reporting of suicide with particular reference to differences between sex and age groups and the various modes of suicide. The study was performed retrospectively using the files of H M Coroner for South Yorkshire (West) over the years 1985 to 1991. There were 536 deaths judged on the balance of probability to be suicidal in nature. Only 60 per cent of these deaths received a suicide verdict and would therefore register in official suicide statistics. A… CONTINUE READING

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