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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Sex, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 29,073 Rate per 100,000: 22.40Year: 2009 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 29,073 Rate per 100,000: 22.40Year: 2008 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 28,442 Rate per 100,000: 22.17Year: 2008 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 28,442 Rate per 100,000: 22.17Year: 2007 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 27,261 Rate per 100,000: 21.57Year: 2007 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 27,261 Rate per 100,000: 21.57Year: 2006 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 26,298 Rate per 100,000: 21.08Year: 2006 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 26,298 Rate per 100,000: 21.08Year: 2005 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,898 Rate per 100,000: 21.10Year: 2005 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,898 Rate per 100,000: 21.10Year: 2004 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,553 Rate per 100,000: 21.07Year: 2004 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,553 Rate per 100,000: 21.07Year: 2003 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,190 Rate per 100,000: 21.07Year: 2003 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,190 Rate per 100,000: 21.07Year: 2002 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,396 Rate per 100,000: 21.54Year: 2002 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,396 Rate per 100,000: 21.54Year: 2001 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,651 Rate per 100,000: 21.16Year: 2001 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,651 Rate per 100,000: 21.16Year: 2000 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 23,605 Rate per 100,000: 20.67Year: 2000 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 23,605 Rate per 100,000: 20.67Year: 1999 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 23,440 Rate per 100,000: 20.75Year: 1999 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 23,440 Rate per 100,000: 20.75Year: 1998 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,514 Rate per 100,000: 22.03Year: 1998 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,514 Rate per 100,000: 22.03Year: 1997 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,473 Rate per 100,000: 22.27Year: 1997 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,473 Rate per 100,000: 22.27Year: 1996 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,977 Rate per 100,000: 23.05Year: 1996 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,977 Rate per 100,000: 23.05Year: 1995 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,351 Rate per 100,000: 23.65Year: 1995 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,351 Rate per 100,000: 23.65Year: 1994 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,153 Rate per 100,000: 23.81Year: 1994 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 25,153 Rate per 100,000: 23.81Year: 1993 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,989 Rate per 100,000: 24.08Year: 1993 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,989 Rate per 100,000: 24.08Year: 1992 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,440 Rate per 100,000: 23.87Year: 1992 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,440 Rate per 100,000: 23.87Year: 1991 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,751 Rate per 100,000: 24.64Year: 1991 Sex: Males Number of deaths: 24,751 Rate per 100,000: 24.64Year: 2009 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 7,818 Rate per 100,000: 5.72Year: 2009 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 7,818 Rate per 100,000: 5.72Year: 2008 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 7,581 Rate per 100,000: 5.60Year: 2008 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 7,581 Rate per 100,000: 5.60Year: 2007 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 7,327 Rate per 100,000: 5.45Year: 2007 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 7,327 Rate per 100,000: 5.45Year: 2006 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,991 Rate per 100,000: 5.25Year: 2006 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,991 Rate per 100,000: 5.25Year: 2005 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,729 Rate per 100,000: 5.12Year: 2005 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,729 Rate per 100,000: 5.12Year: 2004 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,873 Rate per 100,000: 5.30Year: 2004 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,873 Rate per 100,000: 5.30Year: 2003 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,281 Rate per 100,000: 4.88Year: 2003 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,281 Rate per 100,000: 4.88Year: 2002 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,245 Rate per 100,000: 4.91Year: 2002 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,245 Rate per 100,000: 4.91Year: 2001 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,949 Rate per 100,000: 4.73Year: 2001 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,949 Rate per 100,000: 4.73Year: 2000 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,731 Rate per 100,000: 4.62Year: 2000 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,731 Rate per 100,000: 4.62Year: 1999 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,741 Rate per 100,000: 4.67Year: 1999 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,741 Rate per 100,000: 4.67Year: 1998 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,037 Rate per 100,000: 4.97Year: 1998 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,037 Rate per 100,000: 4.97Year: 1997 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,040 Rate per 100,000: 5.05Year: 1997 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,040 Rate per 100,000: 5.05Year: 1996 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,898 Rate per 100,000: 5.00Year: 1996 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,898 Rate per 100,000: 5.00Year: 1995 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,914 Rate per 100,000: 5.05Year: 1995 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,914 Rate per 100,000: 5.05Year: 1994 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,966 Rate per 100,000: 5.18Year: 1994 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 5,966 Rate per 100,000: 5.18Year: 1993 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,089 Rate per 100,000: 5.36Year: 1993 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,089 Rate per 100,000: 5.36Year: 1992 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,021 Rate per 100,000: 5.39Year: 1992 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,021 Rate per 100,000: 5.39Year: 1991 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,038 Rate per 100,000: 5.48Year: 1991 Sex: Females Number of deaths: 6,038 Rate per 100,000: 5.48Year: 2009 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 36,891 Rate per 100,000: 13.68Year: 2009 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 36,891 Rate per 100,000: 13.68Year: 2008 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 36,023 Rate per 100,000: 13.51Year: 2008 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 36,023 Rate per 100,000: 13.51Year: 2007 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 34,588 Rate per 100,000: 13.13Year: 2007 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 34,588 Rate per 100,000: 13.13Year: 2006 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 33,289 Rate per 100,000: 12.78Year: 2006 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 33,289 Rate per 100,000: 12.78Year: 2005 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 32,627 Rate per 100,000: 12.70Year: 2005 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 32,627 Rate per 100,000: 12.70Year: 2004 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 32,426 Rate per 100,000: 12.78Year: 2004 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 32,426 Rate per 100,000: 12.78Year: 2003 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,471 Rate per 100,000: 12.54Year: 2003 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,471 Rate per 100,000: 12.54Year: 2002 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,641 Rate per 100,000: 12.75Year: 2002 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,641 Rate per 100,000: 12.75Year: 2001 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,600 Rate per 100,000: 12.48Year: 2001 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,600 Rate per 100,000: 12.48Year: 2000 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 29,336 Rate per 100,000: 12.16Year: 2000 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 29,336 Rate per 100,000: 12.16Year: 1999 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 29,181 Rate per 100,000: 12.20Year: 1999 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 29,181 Rate per 100,000: 12.20Year: 1998 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,551 Rate per 100,000: 12.95Year: 1998 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,551 Rate per 100,000: 12.95Year: 1997 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,513 Rate per 100,000: 13.10Year: 1997 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,513 Rate per 100,000: 13.10Year: 1996 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,875 Rate per 100,000: 13.43Year: 1996 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,875 Rate per 100,000: 13.43Year: 1995 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,265 Rate per 100,000: 13.74Year: 1995 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,265 Rate per 100,000: 13.74Year: 1994 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,119 Rate per 100,000: 13.85Year: 1994 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,119 Rate per 100,000: 13.85Year: 1993 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,078 Rate per 100,000: 14.03Year: 1993 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 31,078 Rate per 100,000: 14.03Year: 1992 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,461 Rate per 100,000: 13.95Year: 1992 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,461 Rate per 100,000: 13.95Year: 1991 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,789 Rate per 100,000: 14.30Year: 1991 Sex: Both Sexes Number of deaths: 30,789 Rate per 100,000: 14.30

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From 1991–2009, the suicide rate was consistently higher among males. Suicide rates declined among both sexes from 1991–2000; the rate among males decreased from 24.64 to 20.67 suicides per 100,000 and 5.48 to 4.62 suicides per 100,000 among females. From 2000 to 2009, however, the suicide rates gradually increased among both sexes.

Footnote: *All rates are age-adjusted to the standard 2000 population. Rates based on less than 20 deaths are statistically unreliable.

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