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Temporal Trends in Rainwater Tank Suicides in Rijeka, Croatia – A 30 Year Study


Ferenčić, Antun; Šoša, Ivan; Cuculić, Dražen; Stemberga, Valter; Byard, Roger W.
Temporal Trends in Rainwater Tank Suicides in Rijeka, Croatia – A 30 Year Study // Journal of forensic sciences, 63 (2018), 4; 1168-1170 doi:10.1111/1556-4029.13683 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, stručni)


Naslov
Temporal Trends in Rainwater Tank Suicides in Rijeka, Croatia – A 30 Year Study

Autori
Ferenčić, Antun ; Šoša, Ivan ; Cuculić, Dražen ; Stemberga, Valter ; Byard, Roger W.

Izvornik
Journal of forensic sciences (0022-1198) 63 (2018), 4; 1168-1170

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, stručni

Ključne riječi
Forensic science, rainwater tanks, drowning, suicide, methods, availability

Sažetak
Although drowning in rainwater tanks is a generally rare phenomenon, this method for suicide has been observed in parts ofCroatia. Review of autopsy records at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, was undertaken from 1987 to 2016 to examine this phenomenon. Of 469 drowning deaths, there were 35 suicides in rainwater tanks (7.5%). Overall drowning deaths showed no temporal trends. In contrast, suicidal drownings in rain water tanks showed a marked decline over the years, with 15 cases in 1987–1991, seven in 1992–1996, six in 1997– 2001, six in 2002–2006, one in 2007–2011, and none in 2012–2016. Thus, suicidal drowning cases as a percentage of overall drownings dropped from 18% to zero (p<0.001). This study reports a very unusual method of suicide that may have occurred because of the ready availability of large water reservoirs in homes. The recent fall in numbers may relate to less reliance on domestic reservoirs of water

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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