National Suicide Statistics at a Glance
Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 65 Years and Older, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009
During 2005–2009, the highest suicide rates for males ages 65 and older were among the Non-Hispanic Whites with 32.37 suicides per 100,000 and the highest rates for females ages 65 and older were among the Asian/Pacific Islanders with 6.01 suicides per 100,000.
Footnote: *All rates are age specific. Rates based on less than 20 deaths are not shown as they are statistically unreliable. ** AI/AK Native: American Indian/Alaskan Native, PI: Pacific Islander