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Suicide

Suicide: Related Medical Incidence Statistics

  • 132,353 people who attempted suicide required hospitalisation in the US 2002 (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2004)

Suicide: Related Death Statistics

  • 30,622 people committed suicide in the US 2001 (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2004)
  • Firearms were involved in 55% of suicides in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death of men in the US (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst 15 to 24 year olds in the US (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Males accounted for 85% of suicides among 15 to 24 year olds in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Females accounted for 15% of suicides among 15 to 24 year olds in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 5,393 people over 65 committed suicide in the US 2001(CDC, 2003)
  • 2001 males accounted for 85% of suicides among those over 65 in the US (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Females accounted for 15% of suicides among those over 65 in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Firearms were involved in 73% of suicide deaths in those over 65 in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Firearms were involved in 54% of suicide deaths in those aged 15 to 24 in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Males are four times more likely to commit suicide than females in the US (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2004)
  • 60% of reported male suicides involved firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 30,622 people committed suicide in the US 2001 (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2004)

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