Suicides by jumping from Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul

Cetin G. , Gunay Y., Fincancı Ş., Kolusayin R. Ö.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, cilt.116, ss.157-162, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 116
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0379-0738(00)00370-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.157-162


Suicide methods may differ widely. One of these methods is jumping from a height. The people who choose a high bridge for jumping may be considered as a special group. In this study, we evaluated the demographic data, mortality rates and postmortem findings of individuals who jumped from the 64 m high Bosphorus Bridge of Istanbul. For this purpose, we reviewed registration forms of two police centers on both sides of the bridge, court archives, and postmortem examination reports of the deceased for a period of 10 years between 1986 and 1995.