Suicide Rates by Race/Ethnicity In 2016, the highest U.S. suicide rate (15.17) was among Whites and the second highest rate (13.37) was among American Indians and Alaska Natives (Figure 5). Much lower and roughly similar rates were found among Asians and Pacific Islanders (6.62), and Black or African Americans (6.03).
Because suicide rates take population size into account, they can be a useful tool for understanding the relative proportion of people affected within different demographic groups. Figure 2 shows the rates of suicide within sex and age categories in 2016. Among females, the suicide rate was highest for those aged 45-54 (10.3 per 100,000).
U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001) Actual Suicides. 1.3% of all deaths are from suicide. On average, one suicide occurs every 17 minutes. On average, an elderly person dies by suicide …
SAVE uses the most recent data available from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization to compile the following list of suicide facts. General Statistics (USA) Suicide is the 10 th leading cause of death in the US for all ages.
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The King County suicide rate has increased by about 18% in the last decade. Firearm injury is the leading cause of suicide death in King County. Seattle-Tacoma has the second highest suicide attempt rate out of the 33 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.