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National Suicide Statistics At A Glance

Leading Causes of Death

  • Twenty Leading Causes of Death Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, United States, 2009

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Leading Causes of Death Reports. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Last accessed 2012 March 09.

U.S. Map of Suicide

  • Smoothed, Age-adjusted Suicide Rates per 100,000 population, by County, United States, 2000-2006

Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Fatal Injury Maps 2000-2006. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Last accessed 2012 March 09. Maps are based on geospatially smoothed, age-adjusted death rates derived from the National Center for Health Statistics' National Vital Statistics System (deaths) and the US Census Bureau (population estimates).

Trends in Suicide

  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Sex, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Both Sexes, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Males, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Females, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 25–64 Years, Both Sexes, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Males, Ages 25–64 Years, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Females, Ages 25–64 Years, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
  • Trends by mechanism for selected subgroups where notable temporal changes in suicide rates have occurred
    • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Females, Ages 10–24 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 1991–2009
    • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Males, Ages 45–64 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 1991–2009
    • Trends in Suicide Rates Among Females, Ages 45–64 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 1991–2009

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Fatal Injury Reports. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Last accessed 2012 March 09.

Suicide Rates by Demographics

  • Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Race/Ethnicity, United States, 2005–2009
  • Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009
  • Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 10–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009
  • Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 25–64 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009
  • Suicide Rates Among Persons Ages 65 Years and Older, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Fatal Injury Reports. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Last accessed 2012 March 09.

Suicide Mechanisms

  • Percentage of Suicides Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Sex and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009
  • Percentage of Suicides, by Age Group, Sex and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009
  • Percentage of Suicides Among Persons Ages 10–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009
  • Percentage of Suicides Among Persons Ages 25–64 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009
  • Percentage of Suicides Among Persons Ages 65 Years and Older, by Race/Ethnicity and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Fatal Injury Reports. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Last accessed 2012 March 09.

Fatal and Nonfatal Self-Harm Injuries

  • Percentage of Self-Harm Injuries, by Age Group, Disposition, and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009
  • Case Fatality Rate Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Fatal Injury Reports and Nonfatal Injury Reports. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Last accessed 2012 March 09.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

  • Percentage of U.S. High School Students Reporting Considering, Planning, or Attempting Suicide in the Past 12 months, by Sex, United States, 2009

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Last accessed 2012 March 09.

National Violent Death Reporting System

  • Number and Percentage of Suicides, by Sex and Associated Circumstances - National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 states, 2009

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). NVDRS Reports. Last accessed 2012 March 09.


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