Suicides by jumping from Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul

ÇETİN G., Gunay Y., Fincanci S., Kolusayin R.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.116, pp.157-162, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 116
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0379-0738(00)00370-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-162
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


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.