Thursday, November 08, 2007

Suicidal Scots

Double the English rate of homicide. Getting on for that in suicide, too (pdf) - 50% higher for men and almost double for women.

While the rate is high in some crime hotspots like Glasgow, there are whole swathes of rural Scotland (as well as Wales and rural England) where the rates are high. Agricultural policy ? Easily available 12-bores ?