Table 3

Filicide in Austria and Finland 1995--2005, crime scene information

Austria

n (%)

Finland

n (%)

p


Suicide - committed at crime scene

14 (18)

15 (30)

ns

Suicide - attempted at crime scene

11 (14)

12 (24)

ns

Perpetrator died at the scene

15 (20) a

16 (32) a

ns

Intoxicated at time of the crime

11 (14)

17 (34)

p < 0.01

Method of operation b

-- drowning

12 (17)

3 (6)

ns

-- suffocation

16 (22)

10 (20)

ns

-- shooting

6 (8)

10 (20)

ns

-- battering

4 (5)

4 (8)

ns


All tests Fisher's exact test, two sided

a One perpetrator in both countries died at the scene from delivery-related causes

b Percentages of methods are calculated from case number

Putkonen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:74   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-74

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