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Suicides in commuting railway systems: The case of Stockholm county, Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. (Housing and Safety Research Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5302-1698
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. (Housing and Safety Research Group)
2016 (English)In: Journal of Affective Disorders, ISSN 0165-0327, E-ISSN 1573-2517, Vol. 198, 206-221 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study is to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of suicides in commuting railway environments. Data on suicides in Stockholm commuting railway from 2006 to 2013 was analysed. The study sets out to identify significant clusters in suicides then evaluate whether commuting railway environments affect variations in suicide rates. Fieldwork inspection, spatial cluster techniques (NNHC and Getis-Ord statistics) and regression models underlie the methodology of study. Findings show no seasonality was observed in suicide cases, but winter months concentrate a larger share of events. Suicides do not occur evenly throughout the day but tend to take place more often in weekdays. Modelling findings shows that suicide rates increase with speed trains and decrease where barriers along tracks are installed. Although high speed trains are still a motive of concern for suicide prevention, findings call for a whole railway-approach to safety - one that extends maintenance beyond the platforms and stations' vicinities.

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Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 198, 206-221 p.
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Environment, Getis-Ord, Gis, LISA, Space-time analysis, Suicide prevention, Trains
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Civil Engineering Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-186917DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.02.051ISI: 000375058100029ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84961644244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-186917DiVA: diva2:929214
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Available from: 2016-05-18 Created: 2016-05-16 Last updated: 2016-05-30Bibliographically approved

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