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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Females Ages 10-24 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 1991-2009
Year: 2009 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 68 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 2009 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 68 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 2008 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 60 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2008 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 60 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2007 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 69 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 2007 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 69 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 2006 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 62 Rate per 100,000: 0.20Year: 2006 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 62 Rate per 100,000: 0.20Year: 2005 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 59 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2005 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 59 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2004 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 78 Rate per 100,000: 0.25Year: 2004 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 78 Rate per 100,000: 0.25Year: 2003 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 57 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2003 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 57 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2002 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 63 Rate per 100,000: 0.21Year: 2002 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 63 Rate per 100,000: 0.21Year: 2001 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 57 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2001 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 57 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 2000 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 70 Rate per 100,000: 0.24Year: 2000 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 70 Rate per 100,000: 0.24Year: 1999 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 63 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 1999 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 63 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 1998 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 68 Rate per 100,000: 0.24Year: 1998 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 68 Rate per 100,000: 0.24Year: 1997 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 49 Rate per 100,000: 0.18Year: 1997 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 49 Rate per 100,000: 0.18Year: 1996 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 59 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 1996 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 59 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 1995 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 51 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 1995 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 51 Rate per 100,000: 0.19Year: 1994 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 61 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 1994 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 61 Rate per 100,000: 0.22Year: 1993 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 70 Rate per 100,000: 0.26Year: 1993 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 70 Rate per 100,000: 0.26Year: 1992 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 45 Rate per 100,000: 0.17Year: 1992 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 45 Rate per 100,000: 0.17Year: 1991 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 64 Rate per 100,000: 0.24Year: 1991 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 64 Rate per 100,000: 0.24Year: 2009 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 142 Rate per 100,000: 0.45Year: 2009 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 142 Rate per 100,000: 0.45Year: 2008 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 133 Rate per 100,000: 0.43Year: 2008 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 133 Rate per 100,000: 0.43Year: 2007 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 130 Rate per 100,000: 0.42Year: 2007 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 130 Rate per 100,000: 0.42Year: 2006 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 139 Rate per 100,000: 0.45Year: 2006 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 139 Rate per 100,000: 0.45Year: 2005 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 151 Rate per 100,000: 0.49Year: 2005 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 151 Rate per 100,000: 0.49Year: 2004 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 147 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 2004 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 147 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 2003 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 132 Rate per 100,000: 0.43Year: 2003 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 132 Rate per 100,000: 0.43Year: 2002 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 145 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 2002 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 145 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 2001 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 139 Rate per 100,000: 0.47Year: 2001 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 139 Rate per 100,000: 0.47Year: 2000 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 113 Rate per 100,000: 0.39Year: 2000 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 113 Rate per 100,000: 0.39Year: 1999 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 122 Rate per 100,000: 0.42Year: 1999 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 122 Rate per 100,000: 0.42Year: 1998 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 102 Rate per 100,000: 0.36Year: 1998 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 102 Rate per 100,000: 0.36Year: 1997 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 121 Rate per 100,000: 0.44Year: 1997 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 121 Rate per 100,000: 0.44Year: 1996 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 131 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 1996 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 131 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 1995 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 150 Rate per 100,000: 0.55Year: 1995 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 150 Rate per 100,000: 0.55Year: 1994 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 151 Rate per 100,000: 0.56Year: 1994 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 151 Rate per 100,000: 0.56Year: 1993 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 212 Rate per 100,000: 0.79Year: 1993 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 212 Rate per 100,000: 0.79Year: 1992 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 202 Rate per 100,000: 0.76Year: 1992 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 202 Rate per 100,000: 0.76Year: 1991 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 206 Rate per 100,000: 0.78Year: 1991 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 206 Rate per 100,000: 0.78Year: 2009 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 438 Rate per 100,000: 1.40Year: 2009 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 438 Rate per 100,000: 1.40Year: 2008 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 414 Rate per 100,000: 1.32Year: 2008 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 414 Rate per 100,000: 1.32Year: 2007 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 331 Rate per 100,000: 1.06Year: 2007 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 331 Rate per 100,000: 1.06Year: 2006 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 333 Rate per 100,000: 1.07Year: 2006 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 333 Rate per 100,000: 1.07Year: 2005 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 369 Rate per 100,000: 1.19Year: 2005 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 369 Rate per 100,000: 1.19Year: 2004 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 369 Rate per 100,000: 1.20Year: 2004 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 369 Rate per 100,000: 1.20Year: 2003 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 267 Rate per 100,000: 0.87Year: 2003 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 267 Rate per 100,000: 0.87Year: 2002 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 225 Rate per 100,000: 0.74Year: 2002 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 225 Rate per 100,000: 0.74Year: 2001 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 215 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 2001 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 215 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 2000 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 205 Rate per 100,000: 0.70Year: 2000 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 205 Rate per 100,000: 0.70Year: 1999 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 185 Rate per 100,000: 0.64Year: 1999 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 185 Rate per 100,000: 0.64Year: 1998 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 189 Rate per 100,000: 0.67Year: 1998 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 189 Rate per 100,000: 0.67Year: 1997 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 199 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 1997 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 199 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 1996 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 187 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 1996 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 187 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 1995 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 142 Rate per 100,000: 0.52Year: 1995 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 142 Rate per 100,000: 0.52Year: 1994 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 126 Rate per 100,000: 0.46Year: 1994 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 126 Rate per 100,000: 0.46Year: 1993 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 125 Rate per 100,000: 0.46Year: 1993 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 125 Rate per 100,000: 0.46Year: 1992 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 128 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 1992 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 128 Rate per 100,000: 0.48Year: 1991 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 112 Rate per 100,000: 0.42Year: 1991 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 112 Rate per 100,000: 0.42Year: 2009 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 216 Rate per 100,000: 0.69Year: 2009 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 216 Rate per 100,000: 0.69Year: 2008 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 197 Rate per 100,000: 0.63Year: 2008 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 197 Rate per 100,000: 0.63Year: 2007 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 181 Rate per 100,000: 0.58Year: 2007 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 181 Rate per 100,000: 0.58Year: 2006 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 192 Rate per 100,000: 0.62Year: 2006 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 192 Rate per 100,000: 0.62Year: 2005 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 203 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 2005 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 203 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 2004 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 224 Rate per 100,000: 0.73Year: 2004 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 224 Rate per 100,000: 0.73Year: 2003 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 207 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 2003 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 207 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 2002 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 209 Rate per 100,000: 0.69Year: 2002 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 209 Rate per 100,000: 0.69Year: 2001 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 216 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 2001 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 216 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 2000 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 244 Rate per 100,000: 0.84Year: 2000 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 244 Rate per 100,000: 0.84Year: 1999 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 255 Rate per 100,000: 0.89Year: 1999 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 255 Rate per 100,000: 0.89Year: 1998 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 327 Rate per 100,000: 1.16Year: 1998 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 327 Rate per 100,000: 1.16Year: 1997 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 331 Rate per 100,000: 1.19Year: 1997 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 331 Rate per 100,000: 1.19Year: 1996 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 333 Rate per 100,000: 1.21Year: 1996 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 333 Rate per 100,000: 1.21Year: 1995 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 386 Rate per 100,000: 1.41Year: 1995 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 386 Rate per 100,000: 1.41Year: 1994 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 404 Rate per 100,000: 1.49Year: 1994 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 404 Rate per 100,000: 1.49Year: 1993 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 408 Rate per 100,000: 1.51Year: 1993 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 408 Rate per 100,000: 1.51Year: 1992 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 354 Rate per 100,000: 1.33Year: 1992 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 354 Rate per 100,000: 1.33Year: 1991 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 354 Rate per 100,000: 1.33Year: 1991 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 354 Rate per 100,000: 1.33
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Suffocation suicide rates among females aged 10 to 24 years increased 233% from 0.42 suicides per 100,000 in 1991 to 1.4 suicides per 100,000 in 2009. Firearm suicide rates in females aged 10 to 24 years decreased from 1993 through 2007, when they began to rise again. Poisoning suicide rates decreased from 1991 through 1998, increased from .36 suicides per 100,000 in 1998 to .48 suicides per 100,000 in 2002, and then remained relatively constant through 2009. Suicide rates by other mechanisms remained fairly steady from 1991 through 2009.

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

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