Title

Seasonality of Child Homicide

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2010

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether there is seasonal variation (by season and month of year) in homicides among young children.

STUDY DESIGN:

Homicide deaths in children

RESULTS:

The occurrence of homicide was proportional to the time interval in each category (P=.05). For the total population, there was no statistically significant variation between the expected and observed percentage of homicides by either season or month of calendar year (P=.46 and P=.74, respectively). For the stratified analyses, there was no statistically significant variation between expected and observed percentages of homicides by either season or month of calendar year for either population.

CONCLUSION:

There is no seasonality to child homicides by month of year or season of year among young children in the examined population.

DOI

10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.01.013

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