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Vol 63, No 4 (2012)
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Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2013-02-01
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The epidemiology of murder and suicide involving scuba diving

Peter Buzzacott, Petar Denoble
International Maritime Health 2012;63(4):207-212.

open access

Vol 63, No 4 (2012)
MARITIME MEDICINE Original article
Submitted: 2013-02-18
Published online: 2013-02-01

Abstract

Murder and suicide in involving scuba are extremely rare. A systematic search identified 19 published studies describing 4,339 recreational diving fatalities occurring between 1956 and 2011. Case vignettes identified three possible murders and eight likely suicides. These are summarised and the victims’ demography described. Prevalences of 69 murders per 105 diving fatalities and 184 suicides per 105 diving fatalities are lower than found among all cause mortality in the USA and Australia.

Abstract

Murder and suicide in involving scuba are extremely rare. A systematic search identified 19 published studies describing 4,339 recreational diving fatalities occurring between 1956 and 2011. Case vignettes identified three possible murders and eight likely suicides. These are summarised and the victims’ demography described. Prevalences of 69 murders per 105 diving fatalities and 184 suicides per 105 diving fatalities are lower than found among all cause mortality in the USA and Australia.
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Keywords

murder; suicide; mortality; scuba diving

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Title

The epidemiology of murder and suicide involving scuba diving

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 63, No 4 (2012)

Article type

Original article

Pages

207-212

Published online

2013-02-01

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2012;63(4):207-212.

Keywords

murder
suicide
mortality
scuba diving

Authors

Peter Buzzacott
Petar Denoble

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