Suicide Among The Most Common Causes Of Death In The US

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is among the most common causes of death in the US.

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In the United States, homicide and suicide are the second- and third-most frequent causes of death among those under the age of 34, behind accidents.

Cancer, heart disease, and most recently Covid-19, start to kill more people after that age.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, homicide was the fourth most common cause of death for children aged 5 to 9 in 2020, making it a serious threat to even this age group.

Homicide and suicide are two of the top 4 killers of children between the ages of 10 and 14.

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Homicide rates in children have been climbing recently, jumping by as much as 50% for Black youngsters and those between the ages of 16 and 17 merely between 2018 and 2020, according to a report published this week in the academic journal Jama Pediatrics.

For adults, they also skyrocketed in 2020 and 2021. The previous ten years have seen an upsurge in suicide rates for people under the age of 45, including young children as young as five.

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In the United States, the CDC estimated that there were 46,000 suicides in 2020. Of those, 6,000 to 8,000 people over the age of 15 died by suicide.

Despite being a reasonably common cause of death for kids between the ages of 10 and 14, there were only about 600 suicides in this age range in 2020. Similar circumstances apply to homicides, which rank fourth among the most common causes of death with 200–300 deaths per year in the age categories of 5–9 and 10–14. In 2020, homicides claimed the lives of between 6,000 and 7,000 people aged 15 to 24 and 25 to 34.

The number gradually drops off for older age groups.

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