Major Study: Suicide Rates in the U.S. Are Soaring
The rate of death by suicide in America increased by 24 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the National Center for Health Statistics.
The report breaks down suicide by age groups and gender, showing an increase among all groups, said Sally Curtin, one of the report’s authors. This increase has been steady since 1999, after a consistent decline since 1986, she said.
In 1999, 10.5 of every 100,000 people committed suicide. In 2014, that number increased to 24 percent, or 13 out of every 100,000 people. In the 80’s, however, the suicide rate had been dropping. The most eye-catching increases were among middle-aged people.
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