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This page features Suicide Quotes and demographic info by age, race, and state.  Major causes of suicide are also addressed.  




Suicide Rates by State

Below is a list of states, followed by age adjusted suicide rates for each state in 2012.  

In 2012, the overall age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 12.6 per 100,000 people, according to the Center for Disease Control.


Notice that the nine states with the highest suicide rates are all western states.


STATE          RATE

WYOMING                 29.6

ALASKA                    23.0

MONTANA                 22.6

NEW MEXICO            21.3

UTAH                        21.0

COLORADO               

IDAHO

NEVADA

OREGON

OKLAHOMA

KANSAS

ARIZONA

WEST VIRGINIA

SOUTH DAKOTA

ARKANSAS

KENTUCKY

NORTH DAKOTA


MISSOURI

ALABAMA

TENNESSEE

MAINE

WASHINGTON

FLORIDA

INDIANA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MISSISSIPPI

SOUTH CAROLINA

DELAWARE

HAWAII

VERMONT

OHIO

NORTH CAROLINA

IOWA

VIRGINIA

NEBRASKA

MICHIGAN

LOUISIANA

PENNSYLVANIA

WISCONSIN

MINNESOTA

TEXAS

GEORGIA

CALIFORNIA

CONNECTICUT

ILLINOIS

MARYLAND

RHODE ISLAND           9.5

MASSACHUSETTS        8.7

NEW YORK                  8.3

NEW JERSEY               7.4



Washington DC has a lower reported suicide rate than any U.S. state, with only 5.7 suicides per 100,000 people, according to known statistics.  

However, none of the above data accounts for unreported suicides.




Suicide Facts

1.  There were 40,600 suicides reported in the United States in 2012, and 41,149 reported in 2013.


2.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America.


3.  The overall U.S. suicide rate is 12.6 deaths per 100,000 people.


4.  More than half of all reported suicides in America are self-inflicted gunshot wounds.


5.  In 2013, the highest suicide demographic by age group in America was 19.1 deaths per 100,000 people between the ages of 45 and 64.


6.  The suicide rate in America is about four times higher among men than among women.



Dream Catcher in the Rye

Suicide is alarmingly common among Native American youth.  

According to one study, roughly 25 percent of youth suicides in America are Native American youth.

This is shocking when you consider that Native Americans make up less the one precent of America's population.


Common problems that can cause depression leading to suicide include

pre-existing mental illness

domestic violence

child abuse

chronic poverty 

substance abuse 


suicide quotes 


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