He thus defines four types of suicide, such as egoistic suicide, altruistic suicide, anomic suicide
and fatalist suicide.
characterizes modern societies, where economic, political, religious, and, ultimately, moral imbalance favours the propensity to autolysis.
The other extremes of egoistic suicide and anomic suicide
(known as altruistic suicide and fatalistic suicide, respectively) are also related to high suicide rates, but were not generally applicable to modern western societies (18).
was of particular interest to Durkheim, for he divided it into four categories: acute and chronic economic anomie, and acute and chronic domestic anomie.