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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Both Sexes, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,858 Rate per 100,000: 14.78Year: 2009 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,858 Rate per 100,000: 14.78Year: 2008 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,755 Rate per 100,000: 14.84Year: 2008 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,755 Rate per 100,000: 14.84Year: 2007 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,421 Rate per 100,000: 14.33Year: 2007 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,421 Rate per 100,000: 14.33Year: 2006 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,299 Rate per 100,000: 14.26Year: 2006 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,299 Rate per 100,000: 14.26Year: 2005 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,404 Rate per 100,000: 14.74Year: 2005 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,404 Rate per 100,000: 14.74Year: 2004 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,198 Rate per 100,000: 14.36Year: 2004 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,198 Rate per 100,000: 14.36Year: 2003 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,248 Rate per 100,000: 14.63Year: 2003 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,248 Rate per 100,000: 14.63Year: 2002 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,548 Rate per 100,000: 15.62Year: 2002 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,548 Rate per 100,000: 15.62Year: 2001 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,393 Rate per 100,000: 15.28Year: 2001 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,393 Rate per 100,000: 15.28Year: 2000 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,306 Rate per 100,000: 15.16Year: 2000 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,306 Rate per 100,000: 15.16Year: 1999 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,489 Rate per 100,000: 15.77Year: 1999 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,489 Rate per 100,000: 15.77Year: 1998 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,803 Rate per 100,000: 16.76Year: 1998 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,803 Rate per 100,000: 16.76Year: 1997 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,728 Rate per 100,000: 16.65Year: 1997 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,728 Rate per 100,000: 16.65Year: 1996 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,855 Rate per 100,000: 17.15Year: 1996 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 5,855 Rate per 100,000: 17.15Year: 1995 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,056 Rate per 100,000: 17.93Year: 1995 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,056 Rate per 100,000: 17.93Year: 1994 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,008 Rate per 100,000: 18.03Year: 1994 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,008 Rate per 100,000: 18.03Year: 1993 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,208 Rate per 100,000: 18.87Year: 1993 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,208 Rate per 100,000: 18.87Year: 1992 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,160 Rate per 100,000: 19.04Year: 1992 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,160 Rate per 100,000: 19.04Year: 1991 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,268 Rate per 100,000: 19.70Year: 1991 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 6,268 Rate per 100,000: 19.70Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 26,403 Rate per 100,000: 16.25Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 26,403 Rate per 100,000: 16.25Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 25,755 Rate per 100,000: 16.00Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 25,755 Rate per 100,000: 16.00Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 24,847 Rate per 100,000: 15.57Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 24,847 Rate per 100,000: 15.57Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 23,585 Rate per 100,000: 14.94Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 23,585 Rate per 100,000: 14.94Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 22,741 Rate per 100,000: 14.59Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 22,741 Rate per 100,000: 14.59Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 22,629 Rate per 100,000: 14.69Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 22,629 Rate per 100,000: 14.69Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 21,991 Rate per 100,000: 14.45Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 21,991 Rate per 100,000: 14.45Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 21,823 Rate per 100,000: 14.48Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 21,823 Rate per 100,000: 14.48Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,964 Rate per 100,000: 14.07Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,964 Rate per 100,000: 14.07Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,736 Rate per 100,000: 13.43Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,736 Rate per 100,000: 13.43Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,549 Rate per 100,000: 13.43Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,549 Rate per 100,000: 13.43Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,296 Rate per 100,000: 14.12Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,296 Rate per 100,000: 14.12Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,296 Rate per 100,000: 14.31Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,296 Rate per 100,000: 14.31Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,364 Rate per 100,000: 14.57Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,364 Rate per 100,000: 14.57Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,095 Rate per 100,000: 14.61Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 20,095 Rate per 100,000: 14.61Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,837 Rate per 100,000: 14.64Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,837 Rate per 100,000: 14.64Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,706 Rate per 100,000: 14.77Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,706 Rate per 100,000: 14.77Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,304 Rate per 100,000: 14.68Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,304 Rate per 100,000: 14.68Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,505 Rate per 100,000: 15.07Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 19,505 Rate per 100,000: 15.07Year: 2009 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,630 Rate per 100,000: 7.21Year: 2009 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,630 Rate per 100,000: 7.21Year: 2008 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,513 Rate per 100,000: 7.04Year: 2008 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,513 Rate per 100,000: 7.04Year: 2007 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,320 Rate per 100,000: 6.75Year: 2007 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,320 Rate per 100,000: 6.75Year: 2006 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,405 Rate per 100,000: 6.90Year: 2006 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,405 Rate per 100,000: 6.90Year: 2005 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,482 Rate per 100,000: 7.04Year: 2005 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,482 Rate per 100,000: 7.04Year: 2004 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,599 Rate per 100,000: 7.26Year: 2004 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,599 Rate per 100,000: 7.26Year: 2003 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,232 Rate per 100,000: 6.74Year: 2003 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,232 Rate per 100,000: 6.74Year: 2002 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,270 Rate per 100,000: 6.87Year: 2002 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,270 Rate per 100,000: 6.87Year: 2001 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,243 Rate per 100,000: 6.93Year: 2001 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,243 Rate per 100,000: 6.93Year: 2000 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,294 Rate per 100,000: 7.19Year: 2000 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,294 Rate per 100,000: 7.19Year: 1999 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,143 Rate per 100,000: 7.04Year: 1999 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,143 Rate per 100,000: 7.04Year: 1998 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,452 Rate per 100,000: 7.70Year: 1998 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,452 Rate per 100,000: 7.70Year: 1997 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,489 Rate per 100,000: 7.89Year: 1997 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,489 Rate per 100,000: 7.89Year: 1996 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,656 Rate per 100,000: 8.28Year: 1996 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,656 Rate per 100,000: 8.28Year: 1995 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,114 Rate per 100,000: 9.15Year: 1995 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,114 Rate per 100,000: 9.15Year: 1994 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,274 Rate per 100,000: 9.50Year: 1994 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,274 Rate per 100,000: 9.50Year: 1993 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,164 Rate per 100,000: 9.36Year: 1993 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,164 Rate per 100,000: 9.36Year: 1992 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,997 Rate per 100,000: 9.14Year: 1992 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 4,997 Rate per 100,000: 9.14Year: 1991 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,016 Rate per 100,000: 9.24Year: 1991 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 5,016 Rate per 100,000: 9.24

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From 1991 to 2003, suicide rates were consistently higher among those 65 years and older compared to the younger age groups. The suicide rates in this age group declined from 19.70 suicides per 100,000 in 1991 to 14.78 suicides per 100,000 in 2009. The suicide rates also declined from 9.24 suicides per 100,000 in 1991 to 7.21 suicides per 100,000 in 2009 among those ages 10 to 24 years. Suicide rates among those ages 25 to 64 years declined from 15.07 suicides per 100,000 in 1991 to 13.43 suicides per 100,000 in 2000. From 2000 to 2009, the suicide rates among the 25 to 64 year age group increased to surpass the rate of those 65 years and older in 2004 and again in 2006 and has been increasing since. In 2009, the rate among the 25 to 64 year age group was 16.25 suicides per 100,000.

Footnote: *All rates are age specific. Rates based on less than 20 deaths are statistically unreliable.

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