Epidemiology of homicide-suicide events: Oklahoma, 1994-2001
Comstock, R. D.
Publication: Am J Forensic Med Pathol
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Topics: Homicide Public Health State Suicide Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Adolescent Adult Homicide/ statistics & numerical data Oklahoma/epidemiology Suicide/ statistics & numerical data
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All of the records from 1994 through 2001 from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma were reviewed, and 73 homicide-suicide events resulting in 73 suicides and 89 homicides were identified. Of the 73 perpetrators, 71 (97.3%) killed themselves with a firearm. Handguns were used in 47 (66.2%) of the 71 firearm suicides. Of the 89 victims, 80 (89.9%) were killed with a firearm. Handguns were used in 53 (66.3%) of the 80 firearm homicides.
Comstock, R. D., Mallonee, S., Kruger, E., Rayno, K., Vance, A., & Jordan, F. (2005). Epidemiology of homicide-suicide events: Oklahoma, 1994-2001. Am J Forensic Med Pathol, 26(3), 229-235.
Comstock, R. D., et al. "Epidemiology of Homicide-Suicide Events: Oklahoma, 1994-2001." Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26.3 (2005): 229-35.