Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library

UNDP. 2006 ‘Firearm-Related Suicides.’ SALW Survey - Assessing Demand for SALW in FYR Macedonia; Section 3, p. 23. Skopje: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / PCSS Project. 1 March

Relevant contents

Firearm-Related Suicides

Total
2000: 11
2001: 13
2002: 24
2003: 26
2004: 20

Legal
2000: 8
2001: 9
2002: 16
2003: 15
2004: 17

Illegal
2000: 3
2001: 4
2002: 8
2003: 11
2004: 3

Handguns
2000: 5
2001: 7
2002: 15
2003: 19
2004: 12

Rifles
2000: 6
2001: 6
2002: 8
2003: 7
2004: 8

Several research papers worldwide conclude that having a weapon in the house results in a higher incidence of suicides with firearms. The table above shows that suicides are mainly done with legal weapons and in particular with handguns. There is a positive trend (decreasing) noted in 2004 compared to the previous years, although the economic situation of the country remains at about the same level.

[Source: Ministry of the Interior, 2004]

ID: Q3763

As many publishers change their links and archive their pages, the full-text version of this article may no longer be available from the original link. In this case, please go to the publisher's web site or use a search engine.