La Crosse Area Suicide Prevention Initiative

National Statistics

Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014

NCHS Data Brief No. 241, April 2016 by Sally C. Curtin, M.A., Margaret Warner, Ph.D., and Holly Hedegaard, M.D., M.S.P.H.
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2010 ќ 2014 National Suicide Statistics

(data provided by the American Association of Suicidology)

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2005 ќ 2009 Wisconsin Suicide Statistics

Annual Suicide Rate (per 100,000), Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Wisconsin

11.45

11.91

12.83

12.99

12.75

Actual

639

668

724

737

724

 

Annual Suicide Rate (per 100,000) by Age Group, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

10-14*

2.38

1.59

1.08

0.55

1.67

15-17*

9.83

4.12

5.81

4.63

9.27

18-19*

12.72

14.83

10.56

9.79

11.26

20-24

12.15

7.6

18.45

12.63

13.58

25-29

18.53

14.36

16.13

16.99

13.06

30-34

12.61

14.99

14.45

15.8

14.05

35-39

15.84

20.94

16.77

17.14

17.5

40-44

19.25

21.78

19.05

19.96

20.51

45-49

15.14

20.79

22.42

19.58

18.78

50-54

13.45

17.84

18.42

19.89

19.5

55-59

11.66

14.21

14.83

19.81

20.26

60-64

8.95

9.16

14.33

19.36

11.77

65-69

15.19

14.73

14.27

12.12

14.53

70-74*

9.94

9.2

10.35

12.55

11.64

75-79*

12.67

8.88

16.64

14.76

12.67

80-84*

16.43

12.44

10.54

9.63

14.74

85+*

10.33

7.13

8.63

11.85

13.85

* Denotes some rates in this age group are unstable (based on N<20).  See next table "Number of suicides" for more information

 

Number of Suicides by Age Group, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

10-14

9

6

4

2

6

15-17

24

10

14

11

22

18-19

21

24

17

16

19

20-24

50

31

73

50

57

25-29

68

53

61

65

49

30-34

43

51

49

54

47

35-39

61

80

63

63

62

40-44

86

94

80

81

80

45-49

68

94

102

89

84

50-54

54

73

77

85

84

55-59

39

50

53

73

76

60-64

22

23

39

55

35

65-69

29

29

29

26

32

70-74

16

15

17

21

20

75-79

19

13

24

21

18

80-84

18

14

12

11

17

85+

12

8

10

14

16

 

Suicides and Suicide Rate (per 100,000 population) for 10-19 year olds, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

10-19

54

40

35

29

47

Population

787,386

781,664

773,940

766,446

765,608

Rate

6.9

5.1

4.5

3.8

6.1

 

Suicides and Suicide Rate (per 100,000 population) for 70-79 year olds, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

70-79

35

28

41

42

38

Population

310,852

309,377

308,535

309,666

313,961

Rate

11.3

9.1

13.3

13.6

12.1

 

Suicides and Suicide Rate (per 100,000 population) for 80+ year olds, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

80+

30

22

22

25

33

Population

225,805

224,764

229,723

232,305

230,823

Rate

13.3

9.8

9.6

10.8

14.3

 

Suicide Rates by Sex, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Male

18.77

18.84

20.54

20.58

19.82

Female

4.26

5.07

5.22

5.5

5.77

 

Suicide Deaths by Sex, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Male

519

525

576

580

559

Female

120

143

148

157

165

TOTAL

639

668

724

737

724

 

Suicide Rates by Race/Ethnicity, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Non-Hispanic White

12.01

12.57

13.81

14.08

13.71

Black

5.39

8.29

6.67

5.77

9.71

Hispanic

6.06

4.54

5.51

6.45

5.86

American Indian

34.75

15.19

14.95

18.42

9.14

Asian

7.83

10.96

8.19

4.79

3.13

 

Suicides by Race/Ethnicity, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Non-Hispanic White

580

608

669

684

665

Black

18

28

23

20

34

Hispanic

14

11

14

17

16

American Indian

18

8

8

10

5

Asian

9

13

10

6

4

TOTAL

639

668

724

737

724

 

Suicide Rates by DHS Region, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Southern

11.32

11.78

13

11.87

13.97

Southeastern

10.69

11.06

10.83

12.02

10.65

Northeastern

12.3

12.73

15.81

13.35

14.07

Western

10.97

13.23

13.29

14.45

13.8

Northern

13.53

11.46

12.86

16.32

13.95

 

Suicides by DHS Region, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Southern

120

126

140

129

152

Southeastern

220

228

225

250

222

Northeastern

149

155

193

164

173

Western

83

101

102

112

107

Northern

67

57

64

82

70

TOTAL

639

667

724

737

724

 

Suicide Deaths by Underlying Cause of Injury, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Firearms

301

299

335

343

344

Poisoning

152

146

151

157

155

Suffocation

139

155

187

173

176

Other

47

68

51

64

49

Total

639

668

724

737

724

 

Proportion of Suicide Deaths by Underlying Cause of injury, Wisconsin

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Firearms

47.1%

44.8%

46.3%

46.5%

47.5%

Poisoning

23.8%

21.9%

20.9%

21.3%

21.4%

Suffocation

21.8%

23.2%

25.8%

23.5%

24.3%

Other

7.4%

10.2%

7.0%

8.7%

6.8%

Total

639

668

724

737

724

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