Suicide: A ten-year retrospective review of Kentucky medical examiner cases
Shields, L. B. E.
Hunsaker, D. M.
Hunsaker, J. C.
Publication: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Ethnicity Gender State Suicide Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Kentucky Suicide
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From 1993-2002 there were almost 3000 suicides in Kentucky. Over 2/3 (67.5%) were from firearms. Of these, over ¾ (76.8%) were shots to the head. Of all suicide victims, 95% were white, and over 80% were male.
Shields, L. B. E., Hunsaker, D. M., & Hunsaker, J. C. (2005). Suicide: A ten-year retrospective review of Kentucky medical examiner cases. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50(3), 613-617.
Shields, L. B. E., D. M. Hunsaker, and J. C. Hunsaker. "Suicide: A Ten-Year Retrospective Review of Kentucky Medical Examiner Cases." Journal of Forensic Sciences 50.3 (2005): 613-17.