National Suicide Statistics at a Glance
Percentage of Suicides Among Persons Ages 10–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Mechanism, United States, 2005–2009
During 2005-2009, the greatest percentage of suicides occurred by firearm and suffocation for all race/ethnicity groups in those 10 to 24 years old. A higher percentage of suicides occurred by suffocation in American Indian/Alaskan Natives (55.9%) and by firearm in Non-Hispanic Blacks (52.6%) as compared to the other race/ethnicity groups.
Footnote: **AI/AI Native: American Indian/ Alaskan Native, PI: Pacific Islander