09 July 2009

Murder rises with unemployment rate

Rising unemployment rates seem to trigger more suicides and murders.

Rising unemployment rates seem to trigger more suicides and murders, US and European investigators reported in The Lancet. But government initiatives designed to keep people on the job or get people back to work can help, they say.

Murder rates also rose 0.8% for every 1% increase in unemployment - or between three and 80 potential excess homicide deaths across Europe.

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