Table 4

 Key characteristics of suicide following homicide, 2003–04

CharacteristicNumber of incidents, n = 209 (%)
*Circumstance information was not available for 15 suicides.
Left suicide note30 (15.5%)
History of previous suicide attempts5 (2.6%)
Circumstance associated with the suicide
    Legal problems49 (25.3%)
    Job or financial problem18 (9.3%)
    Other relationship problem (not IPV)17 (8.8%)
    Physical health problem12 (6.2%)
Mental illness
    Current mental illness23 (11.0)
    History of mental illness15 (7.2)
    Current depression18 (8.6)
    History of drug or alcohol abuse or dependency19 (9.1)