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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 25–64 Years, Both Sexes, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 5,808 Rate per 100,000: 16.40Year: 2009 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 5,808 Rate per 100,000: 16.40Year: 2008 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 5,465 Rate per 100,000: 16.00Year: 2008 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 5,465 Rate per 100,000: 16.00Year: 2007 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 5,069 Rate per 100,000: 15.30Year: 2007 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 5,069 Rate per 100,000: 15.30Year: 2006 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,583 Rate per 100,000: 14.35Year: 2006 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,583 Rate per 100,000: 14.35Year: 2005 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,210 Rate per 100,000: 13.74Year: 2005 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,210 Rate per 100,000: 13.74Year: 2004 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,011 Rate per 100,000: 13.69Year: 2004 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,011 Rate per 100,000: 13.69Year: 2003 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,843 Rate per 100,000: 13.72Year: 2003 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,843 Rate per 100,000: 13.72Year: 2002 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,618 Rate per 100,000: 13.55Year: 2002 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,618 Rate per 100,000: 13.55Year: 2001 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,317 Rate per 100,000: 13.21Year: 2001 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,317 Rate per 100,000: 13.21Year: 2000 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,945 Rate per 100,000: 12.13Year: 2000 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,945 Rate per 100,000: 12.13Year: 1999 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,896 Rate per 100,000: 12.18Year: 1999 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,896 Rate per 100,000: 12.18Year: 1998 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,963 Rate per 100,000: 12.88Year: 1998 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,963 Rate per 100,000: 12.88Year: 1997 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,946 Rate per 100,000: 13.33Year: 1997 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,946 Rate per 100,000: 13.33Year: 1996 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,925 Rate per 100,000: 13.55Year: 1996 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,925 Rate per 100,000: 13.55Year: 1995 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,804 Rate per 100,000: 13.15Year: 1995 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,804 Rate per 100,000: 13.15Year: 1994 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,812 Rate per 100,000: 13.29Year: 1994 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,812 Rate per 100,000: 13.29Year: 1993 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,061 Rate per 100,000: 14.56Year: 1993 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,061 Rate per 100,000: 14.56Year: 1992 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,105 Rate per 100,000: 14.79Year: 1992 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,105 Rate per 100,000: 14.79Year: 1991 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,241 Rate per 100,000: 15.40Year: 1991 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,241 Rate per 100,000: 15.40Year: 2009 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 8,598 Rate per 100,000: 19.16Year: 2009 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 8,598 Rate per 100,000: 19.16Year: 2008 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 8,287 Rate per 100,000: 18.64Year: 2008 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 8,287 Rate per 100,000: 18.64Year: 2007 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 7,778 Rate per 100,000: 17.70Year: 2007 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 7,778 Rate per 100,000: 17.70Year: 2006 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 7,426 Rate per 100,000: 17.16Year: 2006 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 7,426 Rate per 100,000: 17.16Year: 2005 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,991 Rate per 100,000: 16.45Year: 2005 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,991 Rate per 100,000: 16.45Year: 2004 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,906 Rate per 100,000: 16.59Year: 2004 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,906 Rate per 100,000: 16.59Year: 2003 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,481 Rate per 100,000: 15.88Year: 2003 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,481 Rate per 100,000: 15.88Year: 2002 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,308 Rate per 100,000: 15.77Year: 2002 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,308 Rate per 100,000: 15.77Year: 2001 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,942 Rate per 100,000: 15.09Year: 2001 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,942 Rate per 100,000: 15.09Year: 2000 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,437 Rate per 100,000: 14.43Year: 2000 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,437 Rate per 100,000: 14.43Year: 1999 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,081 Rate per 100,000: 13.89Year: 1999 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,081 Rate per 100,000: 13.89Year: 1998 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,131 Rate per 100,000: 14.56Year: 1998 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,131 Rate per 100,000: 14.56Year: 1997 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,948 Rate per 100,000: 14.48Year: 1997 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,948 Rate per 100,000: 14.48Year: 1996 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,837 Rate per 100,000: 14.75Year: 1996 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,837 Rate per 100,000: 14.75Year: 1995 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,532 Rate per 100,000: 14.40Year: 1995 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,532 Rate per 100,000: 14.40Year: 1994 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,296 Rate per 100,000: 14.25Year: 1994 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,296 Rate per 100,000: 14.25Year: 1993 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,168 Rate per 100,000: 14.44Year: 1993 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,168 Rate per 100,000: 14.44Year: 1992 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,018 Rate per 100,000: 14.59Year: 1992 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,018 Rate per 100,000: 14.59Year: 1991 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,983 Rate per 100,000: 15.43Year: 1991 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,983 Rate per 100,000: 15.43Year: 2009 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,677 Rate per 100,000: 16.09Year: 2009 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,677 Rate per 100,000: 16.09Year: 2008 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,703 Rate per 100,000: 15.89Year: 2008 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,703 Rate per 100,000: 15.89Year: 2007 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,722 Rate per 100,000: 15.71Year: 2007 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,722 Rate per 100,000: 15.71Year: 2006 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,591 Rate per 100,000: 15.24Year: 2006 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,591 Rate per 100,000: 15.24Year: 2005 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,550 Rate per 100,000: 15.06Year: 2005 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,550 Rate per 100,000: 15.06Year: 2004 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,638 Rate per 100,000: 15.16Year: 2004 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,638 Rate per 100,000: 15.16Year: 2003 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,602 Rate per 100,000: 14.95Year: 2003 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,602 Rate per 100,000: 14.95Year: 2002 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,851 Rate per 100,000: 15.35Year: 2002 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,851 Rate per 100,000: 15.35Year: 2001 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,635 Rate per 100,000: 14.73Year: 2001 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,635 Rate per 100,000: 14.73Year: 2000 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,562 Rate per 100,000: 14.53Year: 2000 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,562 Rate per 100,000: 14.53Year: 1999 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,466 Rate per 100,000: 14.34Year: 1999 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,466 Rate per 100,000: 14.34Year: 1998 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,837 Rate per 100,000: 15.28Year: 1998 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,837 Rate per 100,000: 15.28Year: 1997 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,730 Rate per 100,000: 15.22Year: 1997 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,730 Rate per 100,000: 15.22Year: 1996 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,741 Rate per 100,000: 15.48Year: 1996 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,741 Rate per 100,000: 15.48Year: 1995 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,467 Rate per 100,000: 15.14Year: 1995 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,467 Rate per 100,000: 15.14Year: 1994 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,375 Rate per 100,000: 15.24Year: 1994 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,375 Rate per 100,000: 15.24Year: 1993 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,170 Rate per 100,000: 15.08Year: 1993 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,170 Rate per 100,000: 15.08Year: 1992 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,009 Rate per 100,000: 15.03Year: 1992 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 6,009 Rate per 100,000: 15.03Year: 1991 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,767 Rate per 100,000: 14.66Year: 1991 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,767 Rate per 100,000: 14.66Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,320 Rate per 100,000: 13.06Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,320 Rate per 100,000: 13.06Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,300 Rate per 100,000: 13.18Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,300 Rate per 100,000: 13.18Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,278 Rate per 100,000: 13.29Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,278 Rate per 100,000: 13.29Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,985 Rate per 100,000: 12.65Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,985 Rate per 100,000: 12.65Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,990 Rate per 100,000: 12.71Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,990 Rate per 100,000: 12.71Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,074 Rate per 100,000: 12.92Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,074 Rate per 100,000: 12.92Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,065 Rate per 100,000: 12.91Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,065 Rate per 100,000: 12.91Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,046 Rate per 100,000: 12.82Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,046 Rate per 100,000: 12.82Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,070 Rate per 100,000: 12.84Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,070 Rate per 100,000: 12.84Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,792 Rate per 100,000: 12.01Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,792 Rate per 100,000: 12.01Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,106 Rate per 100,000: 12.71Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,106 Rate per 100,000: 12.71Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,365 Rate per 100,000: 13.16Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,365 Rate per 100,000: 13.16Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,672 Rate per 100,000: 13.72Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,672 Rate per 100,000: 13.72Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,861 Rate per 100,000: 14.02Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,861 Rate per 100,000: 14.02Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,292 Rate per 100,000: 14.96Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,292 Rate per 100,000: 14.96Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,354 Rate per 100,000: 15.01Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,354 Rate per 100,000: 15.01Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,307 Rate per 100,000: 14.79Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,307 Rate per 100,000: 14.79Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,172 Rate per 100,000: 14.35Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,172 Rate per 100,000: 14.35Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,514 Rate per 100,000: 15.07Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 6,514 Rate per 100,000: 15.07

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Since 1999, the suicide rate among persons ages 45 to 54 years has continued to rise, and since 2001, the highest rates have been seen in this age group. In 2009, the suicide rate in this age group was 19.16 per 100,000, up 37.9% from 1999 when the rate was 13.89 per 100,000. In the same time period, the rate in the 55 to 64 year age group rose 34.6%, from 12.18 to 16.40 per 100,000. The rates among 25 to 34 and 35 to 44 year olds have increased more slowly, rising only 2.8% and 12.2%, respectively between 1999 and 2009.

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

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