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October 29, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(18):1526-1527. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740700066031

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Suicide in Vienna  The Vienna "Statistisches Jahrbuch" for the year 1931, which is published by the federal bureau of social medicine, places the number of attempted suicides during 1931 at 3,204, of which 1,068 were successful. This constitutes an increase of 13 per cent over the record for 1930. There were 629 men and 439 women among the suicides. There were ten children under 14 years of age who attempted suicide, and four of them succeeded. There were 103 juveniles between the ages 14 and 18 who attempted suicide, and thirty-two were successful. During the period from 1913 to 1931, an increase of 44 per cent in the number of suicides was noted. Since the number of normal deaths has greatly decreased and also the population of the country has diminished, this constitutes a marked increase. To cite more detailed figures, 1.5 per cent of the total number of deaths