Suicide in the Elderly

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Suicide completion by a person age 65 or over
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In addition, the majority involved cases of eldercide, (358) in which one or more elderly victims were murdered (7 of 10), and most also had a female victim or victims (6 of 10).
Dep't of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCJ 236018, Homicide Trends in the UNITED States, 1980-2008, at 7 (2011), and eldercide by women is both extremely rare and most likely to be committed against a male family member and least likely to target a female stranger.