Suicides of youth ages 5-18 years in U.S. schools from 1992-2016

This graph shows the number of suicides of youths, ages 5-18 years at school, in the United States from 1992 to 2016. During the 2015-16 school year, three youths committed suicide on the campus of a functioning elementary or secondary school. It has been found that the death rate for suicide in the U.S. for males has remained higher than that of females for the entire period between 1950 to 2016.

Number of suicides of youth ages 5-18 years at school from 1992 to 2016

Number of suicides
2015-163
2014-159
2013-148
2012-136
2011-125
2010-113
2009-102
2008-097
2007-085
2006-079
2005-063
2004-058
2003-045
2002-0310
2001-025
2000-016
1999-008
1998-994
1997-986
1996-971
1995-966
1994-957
1993-947
1992-936
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1992 to 2016

Age group

5 to 18 years

Supplementary notes

A school-associated violent death is defined as “a homicide, suicide, or legal intervention (involving a law enforcement officer), in which the fatal injury occurred on the campus of a functioning elementary or secondary school in the United States” while the victim was on the way to or from regular sessions at school or while the victim was attending or traveling to or from an official school-sponsored event. Victims include students, staff members, and others who are not students, from July 1, 1992 through June 30, 2016.
“At school” includes on school property, on the way to or from regular sessions at school, and while attending or traveling to or from a school-sponsored event. Estimates were revised and may differ from previously published data.

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