Teen Suicide Statistics

Teen / Youth Suicide Statistics Data
Annual number of teen / youth suicides each year (ages 10-24) 4,600
Average number of teen suicides per day 12
Average number of teen suicides attempts per year 575,000
Percent of high school students surveyed who said they have “seriously considered suicide” 20 %
Percent of students grades 9-12 who reported seriously considering suicide 16 %
Percent who reported creating a plan / ideation 13 %
Annual number of youth (age 10-24) who receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries 157,000
Percent of suicide deaths that are males 81 %
Teen Suicide Methods Percent
Percent of youth suicides that include a firearm 45 %
Percent of youth suicides that include suffocation 40 %
Percent of youth suicides that include poisoning 8 %
Other 7 %
Teen Suicide Demographics Percent of Suicides
Native American 24.7 %
White 13.3 %
Hispanics 9.2 %
Asians 6.7 %
Blacks 6.6 %

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Statistic Verification
Source: Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Mental Health
Research Date: March 27th, 2015

For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.