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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Females, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 912 Rate per 100,000: 4.04Year: 2009 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 912 Rate per 100,000: 4.04Year: 2008 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 911 Rate per 100,000: 4.10Year: 2008 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 911 Rate per 100,000: 4.10Year: 2007 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 852 Rate per 100,000: 3.92Year: 2007 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 852 Rate per 100,000: 3.92Year: 2006 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 837 Rate per 100,000: 3.91Year: 2006 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 837 Rate per 100,000: 3.91Year: 2005 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 854 Rate per 100,000: 4.03Year: 2005 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 854 Rate per 100,000: 4.03Year: 2004 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 801 Rate per 100,000: 3.81Year: 2004 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 801 Rate per 100,000: 3.81Year: 2003 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 795 Rate per 100,000: 3.81Year: 2003 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 795 Rate per 100,000: 3.81Year: 2002 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 853 Rate per 100,000: 4.11Year: 2002 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 853 Rate per 100,000: 4.11Year: 2001 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 804 Rate per 100,000: 3.89Year: 2001 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 804 Rate per 100,000: 3.89Year: 2000 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 829 Rate per 100,000: 4.03Year: 2000 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 829 Rate per 100,000: 4.03Year: 1999 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 889 Rate per 100,000: 4.34Year: 1999 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 889 Rate per 100,000: 4.34Year: 1998 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 956 Rate per 100,000: 4.68Year: 1998 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 956 Rate per 100,000: 4.68Year: 1997 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 979 Rate per 100,000: 4.81Year: 1997 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 979 Rate per 100,000: 4.81Year: 1996 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 962 Rate per 100,000: 4.76Year: 1996 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 962 Rate per 100,000: 4.76Year: 1995 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,083 Rate per 100,000: 5.41Year: 1995 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,083 Rate per 100,000: 5.41Year: 1994 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,079 Rate per 100,000: 5.44Year: 1994 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,079 Rate per 100,000: 5.44Year: 1993 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,134 Rate per 100,000: 5.79Year: 1993 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,134 Rate per 100,000: 5.79Year: 1992 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,155 Rate per 100,000: 5.98Year: 1992 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,155 Rate per 100,000: 5.98Year: 1991 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,129 Rate per 100,000: 5.94Year: 1991 Age Group: 65+yr Number of deaths: 1,129 Rate per 100,000: 5.94Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 6,042 Rate per 100,000: 7.35Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 6,042 Rate per 100,000: 7.35Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,866 Rate per 100,000: 7.20Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,866 Rate per 100,000: 7.20Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,764 Rate per 100,000: 7.14Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,764 Rate per 100,000: 7.14Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,428 Rate per 100,000: 6.79Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,428 Rate per 100,000: 6.79Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,093 Rate per 100,000: 6.46Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,093 Rate per 100,000: 6.46Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,254 Rate per 100,000: 6.74Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 5,254 Rate per 100,000: 6.74Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,823 Rate per 100,000: 6.26Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,823 Rate per 100,000: 6.26Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,750 Rate per 100,000: 6.24Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,750 Rate per 100,000: 6.24Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,518 Rate per 100,000: 6.00Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,518 Rate per 100,000: 6.00Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,270 Rate per 100,000: 5.75Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,270 Rate per 100,000: 5.75Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,227 Rate per 100,000: 5.74Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,227 Rate per 100,000: 5.74Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,395 Rate per 100,000: 6.04Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,395 Rate per 100,000: 6.04Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,361 Rate per 100,000: 6.07Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,361 Rate per 100,000: 6.07Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,226 Rate per 100,000: 5.97Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,226 Rate per 100,000: 5.97Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,102 Rate per 100,000: 5.89Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,102 Rate per 100,000: 5.89Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,145 Rate per 100,000: 6.04Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,145 Rate per 100,000: 6.04Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,140 Rate per 100,000: 6.12Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,140 Rate per 100,000: 6.12Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,137 Rate per 100,000: 6.20Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,137 Rate per 100,000: 6.20Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,173 Rate per 100,000: 6.35Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-64yr Number of deaths: 4,173 Rate per 100,000: 6.35Year: 2009 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 864 Rate per 100,000: 2.76Year: 2009 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 864 Rate per 100,000: 2.76Year: 2008 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 804 Rate per 100,000: 2.57Year: 2008 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 804 Rate per 100,000: 2.57Year: 2007 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 711 Rate per 100,000: 2.28Year: 2007 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 711 Rate per 100,000: 2.28Year: 2006 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 726 Rate per 100,000: 2.33Year: 2006 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 726 Rate per 100,000: 2.33Year: 2005 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 782 Rate per 100,000: 2.52Year: 2005 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 782 Rate per 100,000: 2.52Year: 2004 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 818 Rate per 100,000: 2.65Year: 2004 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 818 Rate per 100,000: 2.65Year: 2003 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 663 Rate per 100,000: 2.16Year: 2003 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 663 Rate per 100,000: 2.16Year: 2002 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 642 Rate per 100,000: 2.12Year: 2002 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 642 Rate per 100,000: 2.12Year: 2001 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 627 Rate per 100,000: 2.10Year: 2001 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 627 Rate per 100,000: 2.10Year: 2000 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 632 Rate per 100,000: 2.17Year: 2000 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 632 Rate per 100,000: 2.17Year: 1999 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 625 Rate per 100,000: 2.18Year: 1999 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 625 Rate per 100,000: 2.18Year: 1998 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 686 Rate per 100,000: 2.43Year: 1998 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 686 Rate per 100,000: 2.43Year: 1997 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 700 Rate per 100,000: 2.52Year: 1997 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 700 Rate per 100,000: 2.52Year: 1996 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 710 Rate per 100,000: 2.59Year: 1996 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 710 Rate per 100,000: 2.59Year: 1995 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 729 Rate per 100,000: 2.67Year: 1995 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 729 Rate per 100,000: 2.67Year: 1994 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 742 Rate per 100,000: 2.74Year: 1994 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 742 Rate per 100,000: 2.74Year: 1993 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 815 Rate per 100,000: 3.02Year: 1993 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 815 Rate per 100,000: 3.02Year: 1992 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 729 Rate per 100,000: 2.73Year: 1992 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 729 Rate per 100,000: 2.73Year: 1991 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 736 Rate per 100,000: 2.78Year: 1991 Age Group: 10-24yr Number of deaths: 736 Rate per 100,000: 2.78
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Suicide rates in females 25 to 64 years increased from 5.75 suicides per 100,000 in 2000 to 7.35 suicides per 100,000 in 2009. Suicide rates among females ages 65 years and older decreased from 5.94 deaths per 100,000 in 1991 to 4.04 per 100,000 in 2009. Suicide rates generally declined among females ages 10 to 24 years from 1991 to 2003 followed by an increase from 2.16 suicides per 100,000 in 2003 to 2.65 suicides per 100,000 in 2004 (previously reported, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide Trends Among Youths and Young Adults Aged 10 to 24 Years- United States, 1990–2004. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2007;56:905–08.) Then suicide rates among females ages 10 to 24 years declined from 2004 to 2007 followed by a 21.1% increase seen between 2007 and 2009, when the rate rose from 2.28 to 2.76.

For more detail on this trend among females 10 to 24 years of age see:

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

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