US Suicide Statistics
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14, the second among persons aged 15-34 years, the fourth among persons aged 35-44 years, the fifth among persons aged 45-54 years, the eighth among person 55-64 years, and the seventeenth among persons 65 years and older.
In 2012, the overall age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 12.6 per 100,000 population. Among states, Wyoming had the highest suicide rate (29.6), followed by Alaska (23.0), Montana (22.6), New Mexico (21.3), and Utah (21.0).Nov 14, 2014
In Utah in 2015, 609 people died by suicide.
From 2013 to 2015, Utah’s age-adjusted suicide rate was 21.1 per 100,000 persons. This is an average of 578 suicides per year. Utah has one of the highest age-adjusted suicide rates in the U.S.
In 2015, suicide was the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10 to 17. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 44 and the fourth-leading cause of death for ages 45-64. Overall, suicide is the seventh-leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10+.
Completed suicides are only part of the problem. More people are hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for suicide attempts than are fatally injured. In 2014, 13 Utahns were treated for self-inflicted injuries every day (3,280 emergency department visits and 1,294 hospitalizations).