Scope of the Problem
Accurate and timely data will help you better understand the scope of the suicide problem in the United States and in your local community. These data include information on suicide deaths, attempts, ideation, means of suicide, and differences among demographic groups.
SPRC encourages suicide prevention practitioners, health care professionals, policymakers, journalists, and others to use current data related to the suicide problem. In this section of our website you will find regularly updated data on the magnitude and patterns of suicidal behavior in the United States.
Suicide rates by sex, homicide and suicide, and the geographic distribution of suicide.
Suicide rates by age, trends over time, and the leading causes of death by age group.
Rates of suicidal ideation and attempts by age and sex.
Data on the methods people use to end their lives.
Suicide rates and patterns among racial and ethnic groups.
The charts and graphs in this section are also available as a PowerPoint slide set. Feel free to use this slide set to deliver a presentation about the scope of the suicide problem.