Suicide Methods U.S.A.

 

Suicide Methods - All Ages

A total number of 367,393 people committed suicide from 2000-2010 in the U.S.A. The following table lists the different methods that were used. (1)

Total Suicides: 367,393
Firearms 191,807

52.2%

Suffocation 82,290 22.4%
Poisoning 64,448 17.5%
Fall 7,711 2.1%
Cut/pierce 6,383 1.7%
Drowning 4,072 1.1%
Fire 1,759 0.5%
Motor vehicle 1,246 0.3%
Other 7,677 2.1%

Suicide Methods - Children

A total number of 15,182 children (ages 5-18) committed suicide from 2000-2010 in the U.S.A. The following table lists the different methods that were used. (1)

Total Suicides: 15,182
Suffocation 6,914 45.5%
Firearms 6,478

42.7%

Poisoning 925 6.1%
Fall 258 1.7%
Motor vehicle 98 0.6%
Drowning 73 0.5%
Cut/pierce 45 0.3%
Fire 38  0.3%
Other 353 2.3%

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