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