Director of the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Paris, 2, place Mazas, 75012 Paris, and professor of forensic sciences, University of Paris V, Paris,
Assistant in forensic medicine, Institute of Forensic Medicine of Paris, Paris,
Assistant professor of pathology and forensic sciences, and pharmacologist, Faculté de Médecine Cochin Port-Royal, University of Paris V, Paris,
(Received 3 May 1995; accepted 5 February 1996)
Recent surveys of some metropolitan areas in the United States have shown an increasing death rate as a result of violence among adolescents and young adults. In France, there has been no systematic research into the characteristics of homicide among youth and young adults. We have attempted from autopsy and police records to determine the incidence and the circumstances of homicides in the 15 to 29 age group, in Paris and its suburbs, during the past 3 years.
The main results are as follows:
Paper ID: JFS14006J