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National Suicide Statistics

This is an overview of suicide trends and patterns in the United States (US). These graphs can be used by public health officials, researchers, practitioners and the public to better understand the burden of suicide, population subgroups at risk, and the need for effective prevention efforts.

Get Data

Obtain these data (and more) and create your own graphs through CDC’s WISQARS™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System). WISQARS™ is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. Need help using WISQARS? Try out the WISQARS tutorials.

Leading Causes

Suicide Mapping

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or use the online Lifeline Crisis ChatContact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Both are free and confidential.  You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

For more information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


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