ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlySuicide by Hanging A Review of 56 CasesGuarner, Jeannette M.D.; Hanzlick, Randy M.D., F.C.A.P.Author Information From the Office of the Medical Examiner, Fulton County, Georgia, and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and Affiliates, Atlanta, Georgia. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: March 1987 - Volume 8 - Issue 1 - p 23-26 Buy Abstract Fifty-six consecutive cases of suicide by hanging are reviewed. The data provide some evidence for associations between sucide by hanging and youth, incarceration, black males, and clustering. Evidence was noted of low incidence in females, rarity of white female hangings at home, a preference to hang oneself away from home if there have been previous suicide attempts, and possible seasonal trends which may differ from suicide overall. Thus, aside from the method chosen, hanging victims as a group displayed some differences from suicides in general. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.