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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Males Ages 25–64 Years, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,457 Rate per 100,000: 26.10Year: 2009 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,457 Rate per 100,000: 26.10Year: 2008 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,245 Rate per 100,000: 25.77Year: 2008 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 4,245 Rate per 100,000: 25.77Year: 2007 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,826 Rate per 100,000: 23.94Year: 2007 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,826 Rate per 100,000: 23.94Year: 2006 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,463 Rate per 100,000: 22.49Year: 2006 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,463 Rate per 100,000: 22.49Year: 2005 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,250 Rate per 100,000: 22.00Year: 2005 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,250 Rate per 100,000: 22.00Year: 2004 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,088 Rate per 100,000: 21.87Year: 2004 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 3,088 Rate per 100,000: 21.87Year: 2003 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,987 Rate per 100,000: 22.14Year: 2003 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,987 Rate per 100,000: 22.14Year: 2002 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,837 Rate per 100,000: 22.08Year: 2002 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,837 Rate per 100,000: 22.08Year: 2001 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,563 Rate per 100,000: 21.25Year: 2001 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,563 Rate per 100,000: 21.25Year: 2000 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,265 Rate per 100,000: 19.45Year: 2000 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,265 Rate per 100,000: 19.45Year: 1999 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,255 Rate per 100,000: 19.78Year: 1999 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,255 Rate per 100,000: 19.78Year: 1998 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,305 Rate per 100,000: 20.91Year: 1998 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,305 Rate per 100,000: 20.91Year: 1997 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,331 Rate per 100,000: 22.06Year: 1997 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,331 Rate per 100,000: 22.06Year: 1996 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,306 Rate per 100,000: 22.38Year: 1996 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,306 Rate per 100,000: 22.38Year: 1995 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,214 Rate per 100,000: 21.79Year: 1995 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,214 Rate per 100,000: 21.79Year: 1994 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,198 Rate per 100,000: 21.83Year: 1994 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,198 Rate per 100,000: 21.83Year: 1993 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,372 Rate per 100,000: 23.74Year: 1993 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,372 Rate per 100,000: 23.74Year: 1992 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,386 Rate per 100,000: 23.96Year: 1992 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,386 Rate per 100,000: 23.96Year: 1991 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,517 Rate per 100,000: 25.28Year: 1991 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 2,517 Rate per 100,000: 25.28Year: 2009 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,469 Rate per 100,000: 29.31Year: 2009 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,469 Rate per 100,000: 29.31Year: 2008 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,246 Rate per 100,000: 28.57Year: 2008 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 6,246 Rate per 100,000: 28.57Year: 2007 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,824 Rate per 100,000: 26.96Year: 2007 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,824 Rate per 100,000: 26.96Year: 2006 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,576 Rate per 100,000: 26.21Year: 2006 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,576 Rate per 100,000: 26.21Year: 2005 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,269 Rate per 100,000: 25.23Year: 2005 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,269 Rate per 100,000: 25.23Year: 2004 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,078 Rate per 100,000: 24.84Year: 2004 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 5,078 Rate per 100,000: 24.84Year: 2003 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,887 Rate per 100,000: 24.38Year: 2003 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,887 Rate per 100,000: 24.38Year: 2002 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,796 Rate per 100,000: 24.43Year: 2002 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,796 Rate per 100,000: 24.43Year: 2001 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,504 Rate per 100,000: 23.29Year: 2001 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,504 Rate per 100,000: 23.29Year: 2000 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,149 Rate per 100,000: 22.43Year: 2000 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 4,149 Rate per 100,000: 22.43Year: 1999 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,854 Rate per 100,000: 21.48Year: 1999 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,854 Rate per 100,000: 21.48Year: 1998 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,896 Rate per 100,000: 22.56Year: 1998 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,896 Rate per 100,000: 22.56Year: 1997 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,697 Rate per 100,000: 22.07Year: 1997 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,697 Rate per 100,000: 22.07Year: 1996 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,684 Rate per 100,000: 22.93Year: 1996 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,684 Rate per 100,000: 22.93Year: 1995 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,465 Rate per 100,000: 22.48Year: 1995 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,465 Rate per 100,000: 22.48Year: 1994 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,229 Rate per 100,000: 21.88Year: 1994 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,229 Rate per 100,000: 21.88Year: 1993 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,134 Rate per 100,000: 22.19Year: 1993 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 3,134 Rate per 100,000: 22.19Year: 1992 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,999 Rate per 100,000: 22.26Year: 1992 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,999 Rate per 100,000: 22.26Year: 1991 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,979 Rate per 100,000: 23.62Year: 1991 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,979 Rate per 100,000: 23.62Year: 2009 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,142 Rate per 100,000: 24.91Year: 2009 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,142 Rate per 100,000: 24.91Year: 2008 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,125 Rate per 100,000: 24.41Year: 2008 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,125 Rate per 100,000: 24.41Year: 2007 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,152 Rate per 100,000: 24.19Year: 2007 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,152 Rate per 100,000: 24.19Year: 2006 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,065 Rate per 100,000: 23.54Year: 2006 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,065 Rate per 100,000: 23.54Year: 2005 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,063 Rate per 100,000: 23.40Year: 2005 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,063 Rate per 100,000: 23.40Year: 2004 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,067 Rate per 100,000: 23.26Year: 2004 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,067 Rate per 100,000: 23.26Year: 2003 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,138 Rate per 100,000: 23.41Year: 2003 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,138 Rate per 100,000: 23.41Year: 2002 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,305 Rate per 100,000: 23.90Year: 2002 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,305 Rate per 100,000: 23.90Year: 2001 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,180 Rate per 100,000: 23.12Year: 2001 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,180 Rate per 100,000: 23.12Year: 2000 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,114 Rate per 100,000: 22.78Year: 2000 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,114 Rate per 100,000: 22.78Year: 1999 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,019 Rate per 100,000: 22.40Year: 1999 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,019 Rate per 100,000: 22.40Year: 1998 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,296 Rate per 100,000: 23.82Year: 1998 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,296 Rate per 100,000: 23.82Year: 1997 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,223 Rate per 100,000: 23.78Year: 1997 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,223 Rate per 100,000: 23.78Year: 1996 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,300 Rate per 100,000: 24.52Year: 1996 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,300 Rate per 100,000: 24.52Year: 1995 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,080 Rate per 100,000: 23.97Year: 1995 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 5,080 Rate per 100,000: 23.97Year: 1994 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,970 Rate per 100,000: 23.97Year: 1994 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,970 Rate per 100,000: 23.97Year: 1993 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,842 Rate per 100,000: 23.88Year: 1993 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,842 Rate per 100,000: 23.88Year: 1992 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,680 Rate per 100,000: 23.63Year: 1992 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,680 Rate per 100,000: 23.63Year: 1991 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,475 Rate per 100,000: 22.99Year: 1991 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 4,475 Rate per 100,000: 22.99Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,293 Rate per 100,000: 20.99Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,293 Rate per 100,000: 20.99Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,273 Rate per 100,000: 21.17Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,273 Rate per 100,000: 21.17Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,281 Rate per 100,000: 21.49Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,281 Rate per 100,000: 21.49Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,053 Rate per 100,000: 20.50Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,053 Rate per 100,000: 20.50Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,066 Rate per 100,000: 20.63Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,066 Rate per 100,000: 20.63Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,142 Rate per 100,000: 20.98Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,142 Rate per 100,000: 20.98Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,156 Rate per 100,000: 21.05Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,156 Rate per 100,000: 21.05Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,135 Rate per 100,000: 20.85Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,135 Rate per 100,000: 20.85Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,199 Rate per 100,000: 21.10Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,199 Rate per 100,000: 21.10Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 3,938 Rate per 100,000: 19.57Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 3,938 Rate per 100,000: 19.57Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,194 Rate per 100,000: 20.73Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,194 Rate per 100,000: 20.73Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,404 Rate per 100,000: 21.49Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,404 Rate per 100,000: 21.49Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,684 Rate per 100,000: 22.55Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,684 Rate per 100,000: 22.55Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,848 Rate per 100,000: 23.08Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 4,848 Rate per 100,000: 23.08Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,234 Rate per 100,000: 24.78Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,234 Rate per 100,000: 24.78Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,295 Rate per 100,000: 24.92Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,295 Rate per 100,000: 24.92Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,218 Rate per 100,000: 24.38Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,218 Rate per 100,000: 24.38Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,102 Rate per 100,000: 23.67Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,102 Rate per 100,000: 23.67Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,361 Rate per 100,000: 24.77Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 5,361 Rate per 100,000: 24.77

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Since 1999, the suicide rate among males ages 45 to 54 years has continued to increase. In 2009, the rate in the group was 29.31 per 100,000, up 36.5% from 21.48 per 100,000 in 1999. Males ages 55 to 64 years have experienced a similar increase, and in 2009 the rate was up 32.0% from the rate in 1999 (from 19.78 in 1999 to 26.10 in 2009). In the same time period, the suicide rates among males ages 25 to 34 years and 35 to 44 years have remained more stable, increasing only 1.3% and 11.2%, respectively.

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

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