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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Females Ages 45–64 Years, by Mechanism, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 347 Rate per 100,000: 0.84Year: 2009 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 347 Rate per 100,000: 0.84Year: 2008 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 302 Rate per 100,000: 0.75Year: 2008 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 302 Rate per 100,000: 0.75Year: 2007 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 300 Rate per 100,000: 0.76Year: 2007 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 300 Rate per 100,000: 0.76Year: 2006 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 306 Rate per 100,000: 0.79Year: 2006 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 306 Rate per 100,000: 0.79Year: 2005 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 240 Rate per 100,000: 0.64Year: 2005 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 240 Rate per 100,000: 0.64Year: 2004 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 257 Rate per 100,000: 0.71Year: 2004 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 257 Rate per 100,000: 0.71Year: 2003 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 253 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 2003 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 253 Rate per 100,000: 0.72Year: 2002 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 225 Rate per 100,000: 0.66Year: 2002 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 225 Rate per 100,000: 0.66Year: 2001 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 219 Rate per 100,000: 0.66Year: 2001 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 219 Rate per 100,000: 0.66Year: 2000 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 191 Rate per 100,000: 0.60Year: 2000 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 191 Rate per 100,000: 0.60Year: 1999 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 180 Rate per 100,000: 0.58Year: 1999 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 180 Rate per 100,000: 0.58Year: 1998 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 196 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 1998 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 196 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 1997 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 201 Rate per 100,000: 0.69Year: 1997 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 201 Rate per 100,000: 0.69Year: 1996 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 188 Rate per 100,000: 0.67Year: 1996 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 188 Rate per 100,000: 0.67Year: 1995 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 157 Rate per 100,000: 0.58Year: 1995 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 157 Rate per 100,000: 0.58Year: 1994 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 163 Rate per 100,000: 0.62Year: 1994 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 163 Rate per 100,000: 0.62Year: 1993 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 180 Rate per 100,000: 0.70Year: 1993 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 180 Rate per 100,000: 0.70Year: 1992 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 163 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 1992 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 163 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 1991 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 158 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 1991 Mechanism: Other Number of deaths: 158 Rate per 100,000: 0.65Year: 2009 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,549 Rate per 100,000: 3.77Year: 2009 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,549 Rate per 100,000: 3.77Year: 2008 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,484 Rate per 100,000: 3.68Year: 2008 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,484 Rate per 100,000: 3.68Year: 2007 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,540 Rate per 100,000: 3.90Year: 2007 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,540 Rate per 100,000: 3.90Year: 2006 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,372 Rate per 100,000: 3.56Year: 2006 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,372 Rate per 100,000: 3.56Year: 2005 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,238 Rate per 100,000: 3.30Year: 2005 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,238 Rate per 100,000: 3.30Year: 2004 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,202 Rate per 100,000: 3.30Year: 2004 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,202 Rate per 100,000: 3.30Year: 2003 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,078 Rate per 100,000: 3.05Year: 2003 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,078 Rate per 100,000: 3.05Year: 2002 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,018 Rate per 100,000: 2.98Year: 2002 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 1,018 Rate per 100,000: 2.98Year: 2001 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 963 Rate per 100,000: 2.91Year: 2001 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 963 Rate per 100,000: 2.91Year: 2000 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 837 Rate per 100,000: 2.63Year: 2000 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 837 Rate per 100,000: 2.63Year: 1999 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 801 Rate per 100,000: 2.58Year: 1999 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 801 Rate per 100,000: 2.58Year: 1998 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 770 Rate per 100,000: 2.57Year: 1998 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 770 Rate per 100,000: 2.57Year: 1997 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 787 Rate per 100,000: 2.72Year: 1997 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 787 Rate per 100,000: 2.72Year: 1996 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 673 Rate per 100,000: 2.40Year: 1996 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 673 Rate per 100,000: 2.40Year: 1995 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 634 Rate per 100,000: 2.33Year: 1995 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 634 Rate per 100,000: 2.33Year: 1994 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 686 Rate per 100,000: 2.59Year: 1994 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 686 Rate per 100,000: 2.59Year: 1993 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 675 Rate per 100,000: 2.62Year: 1993 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 675 Rate per 100,000: 2.62Year: 1992 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 728 Rate per 100,000: 2.90Year: 1992 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 728 Rate per 100,000: 2.90Year: 1991 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 740 Rate per 100,000: 3.05Year: 1991 Mechanism: Poisoning Number of deaths: 740 Rate per 100,000: 3.05Year: 2009 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 493 Rate per 100,000: 1.20Year: 2009 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 493 Rate per 100,000: 1.20Year: 2008 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 455 Rate per 100,000: 1.13Year: 2008 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 455 Rate per 100,000: 1.13Year: 2007 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 414 Rate per 100,000: 1.05Year: 2007 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 414 Rate per 100,000: 1.05Year: 2006 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 340 Rate per 100,000: 0.88Year: 2006 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 340 Rate per 100,000: 0.88Year: 2005 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 347 Rate per 100,000: 0.93Year: 2005 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 347 Rate per 100,000: 0.93Year: 2004 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 370 Rate per 100,000: 1.02Year: 2004 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 370 Rate per 100,000: 1.02Year: 2003 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 292 Rate per 100,000: 0.83Year: 2003 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 292 Rate per 100,000: 0.83Year: 2002 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 287 Rate per 100,000: 0.84Year: 2002 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 287 Rate per 100,000: 0.84Year: 2001 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 226 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 2001 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 226 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 2000 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 226 Rate per 100,000: 0.71Year: 2000 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 226 Rate per 100,000: 0.71Year: 1999 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 195 Rate per 100,000: 0.63Year: 1999 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 195 Rate per 100,000: 0.63Year: 1998 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 223 Rate per 100,000: 0.74Year: 1998 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 223 Rate per 100,000: 0.74Year: 1997 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 195 Rate per 100,000: 0.67Year: 1997 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 195 Rate per 100,000: 0.67Year: 1996 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 219 Rate per 100,000: 0.78Year: 1996 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 219 Rate per 100,000: 0.78Year: 1995 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 181 Rate per 100,000: 0.66Year: 1995 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 181 Rate per 100,000: 0.66Year: 1994 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 180 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 1994 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 180 Rate per 100,000: 0.68Year: 1993 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 164 Rate per 100,000: 0.64Year: 1993 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 164 Rate per 100,000: 0.64Year: 1992 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 184 Rate per 100,000: 0.73Year: 1992 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 184 Rate per 100,000: 0.73Year: 1991 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 191 Rate per 100,000: 0.79Year: 1991 Mechanism: Suffocation Number of deaths: 191 Rate per 100,000: 0.79Year: 2009 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 1,091 Rate per 100,000: 2.65Year: 2009 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 1,091 Rate per 100,000: 2.65Year: 2008 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 1,020 Rate per 100,000: 2.53Year: 2008 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 1,020 Rate per 100,000: 2.53Year: 2007 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 943 Rate per 100,000: 2.39Year: 2007 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 943 Rate per 100,000: 2.39Year: 2006 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 952 Rate per 100,000: 2.47Year: 2006 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 952 Rate per 100,000: 2.47Year: 2005 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 857 Rate per 100,000: 2.29Year: 2005 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 857 Rate per 100,000: 2.29Year: 2004 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 922 Rate per 100,000: 2.54Year: 2004 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 922 Rate per 100,000: 2.54Year: 2003 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 827 Rate per 100,000: 2.34Year: 2003 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 827 Rate per 100,000: 2.34Year: 2002 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 763 Rate per 100,000: 2.23Year: 2002 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 763 Rate per 100,000: 2.23Year: 2001 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 784 Rate per 100,000: 2.37Year: 2001 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 784 Rate per 100,000: 2.37Year: 2000 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 714 Rate per 100,000: 2.24Year: 2000 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 714 Rate per 100,000: 2.24Year: 1999 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 692 Rate per 100,000: 2.23Year: 1999 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 692 Rate per 100,000: 2.23Year: 1998 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 704 Rate per 100,000: 2.35Year: 1998 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 704 Rate per 100,000: 2.35Year: 1997 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 683 Rate per 100,000: 2.36Year: 1997 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 683 Rate per 100,000: 2.36Year: 1996 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 692 Rate per 100,000: 2.47Year: 1996 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 692 Rate per 100,000: 2.47Year: 1995 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 685 Rate per 100,000: 2.52Year: 1995 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 685 Rate per 100,000: 2.52Year: 1994 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 652 Rate per 100,000: 2.46Year: 1994 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 652 Rate per 100,000: 2.46Year: 1993 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 704 Rate per 100,000: 2.73Year: 1993 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 704 Rate per 100,000: 2.73Year: 1992 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 663 Rate per 100,000: 2.64Year: 1992 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 663 Rate per 100,000: 2.64Year: 1991 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 639 Rate per 100,000: 2.63Year: 1991 Mechanism: Firearm Number of deaths: 639 Rate per 100,000: 2.63
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Suffocation suicide rates among females aged 45 to 64 years increased 51.9% from 0.79 suicides per 100,000 in 1991 to 1.1 suicides per 100,000 in 2009. Firearm suicide rates in females aged 45 to 64 years decreased from 1993 through 2000, when they began to rise again. From 2005 to 2009 the firearm rate rose 15.2% from 2.29 to 2.64. Poisoning suicide rates decreased 23.6% from 1991 through 1995 and then increased 61.8% from 1995-2009. Suicide rates by other mechanisms remained fairly steady from 1991 through 2005. Between 2005 and 2009, the rate rose 31.3% from .64 to .84 suicides per 100,000.

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

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