Homicide-suicide (dyadic death), homicide, and firearms use in England and Wales
Travis, A. R.
Johnson, L. J.
Milroy, C. M.
Publication: Am J Forensic Med Pathol
Topics: Homicide International Suicide
Keywords: ENGLAND EPIDEMIOLOGY Laws Method
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This study describes 37 homicide-suicide incidents in the Yorkshire and Humberside region of England, between 1991 and 2005. All assailants were male, mean age 46.8 years, and none of the incidents involved strangers. The most common method of homicide in the incidents was strangulation (36%), followed by firearms (16% ) and smothering/suffocation (14%). The proportion involving firearms was lower than in studies of earlier periods, before more stringent firearm laws were enacted; however, the proportion of firearm use among homicides that do not involve suicide has risen.
Travis, A. R., Johnson, L. J., & Milroy, C. M. (2007). Homicide-suicide (dyadic death), homicide, and firearms use in England and Wales. Am J Forensic Med Pathol, 28(4), 314-318.
Travis, A. R., L. J. Johnson, and C. M. Milroy. "Homicide-Suicide (Dyadic Death), Homicide, and Firearms Use in England and Wales." Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28.4 (2007): 314-8.