Seasonality of Child Homicide
To determine whether there is seasonal variation (by season and month of year) in homicides among young children.
Homicide deaths in children
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.
There is no seasonality to child homicides by month of year or season of year among young children in the examined population.
Laskey, A. L.,
Thackeray, J. D.,
Grant, S. R.,
& Schnitzer, P. G.
(2010). Seasonality of Child Homicide. The Journal of Pediatrics, 157 (1), 144-e1.