R Dataset / Package vcd / Suicide


On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Suicide data set which pertains to Suicide Rates in Germany. The Suicide data set is found in the vcd R package. You can load the Suicide data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Suicide"). This will load the data into a variable called Suicide. If R says the Suicide data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("vcd") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Suicide R data set. The size of this file is about 11,551 bytes.

Suicide Rates in Germany


Data from Heuer (1979) on suicide rates in West Germany classified by age, sex, and method of suicide.




A data frame with 306 observations and 6 variables.


frequency of suicides.


factor indicating sex (male, female).


factor indicating method used.


age (rounded).


factor. Age classified into 5 groups.


factor indicating method used (same as method but some levels are merged).


Michael Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data: http://euclid.psych.yorku.ca/ftp/sas/vcd/catdata/suicide.sas


J. Heuer (1979), Selbstmord bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Ernst Klett Verlag, Stuttgart.

M. Friendly (2000), Visualizing Categorical Data. SAS Institute, Cary, NC.


structable(~ sex + method2 + age.group, data = Suicide)

Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

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