Shocking Facts

Suicide as Leading Cause of Death in Specific Age Groups
Age Group Number of Suicides Rate Per Population Rank
10-14 425 Female: 1.5 Male: 2.6 3
15-24 5,079 Female: 4.6 Male: 18.2 2
25-44 13,275 Female: 7.2 Male: 24.3 2
45-64 16,294 Female: 9.8 Male: 29.7 4
65-74 4,110 Female: 5.9 Male: 26.6 5
75 and over 3,583 Female: 4.0 Male: 38.8 8
All Ages 42,766 20,792,067 10
Statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System  http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db241.htm General Facts
Every 12.3 minutes another life is lost to suicide.
Every 30 seconds someone attempts suicide.
12 teens die by suicide in the United States each day.
42,773 Americans died of suicide in 2014
Every day more than 117 Americans take their own life
Between 1952 and 1995, the incidence of suicide among adolescents and young adults nearly tripled.
 Over half of all suicides occur in adult men, age 25 to 65.
 Males are four times more likely to die from suicide than are females.
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia and influenza, and chronic lung disease combined
 
 
 
 Suicide Thoughts and Attempts Statistics (adults 18 years or older) 2008-2009
8.3 million reported having suicidal thoughts that year
2.2 million reported making suicidal plans that year
1 million reported attempting suicide that year
 There is one suicide for every 25 attempted suicides.
>> Click HERE for even more Statistics about Suicide Statistics from:  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention  Suicide Data Sheet The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System   www.cdc.gov/nchs/
 

For Florida:

2,961 people died by suicide in 2014
10th leading cause of death
8 Floridians die by suicide each day.
White males account for nearly 70% of all suicides in Florida
 Accounted for 7% of all deaths in Florida
Age Group Number of Suicides Population(est.) Rate per 100,000 population
15-24 233 2,478,723 9.4
25-34 343 2,398,601 14.3
34-44 423 2,363,129 17.9
45-54 638 2,691,983 23.7
Statistics from the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics Annual Vital Statistics Report