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Facts About Suicide

  • State figures show there were 866 suicides in Wisconsin in 2016. In Wisconsin four times as many people die from suicides as from homicides. In almost half of all completed suicides a firearm was used.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15-34 and the third leading cause for ages 35-44. Adults aged 45 – 54 experience the highest suicide rate by age. Nearly four out of five people who die by suicide are male.
  • Outagamie County had
    • __ suicides in 2018
    • 27 in 2017
    • 19 in 2016
    • 23 in 2015
    • 27 in 2014
    • 34 in 2013
    • 21 in 2012
    • 29 in 2011
    • 20 in 2010
  • Calumet County had
    • 9 suicides in 2018
    • 6 in 2017
    • 4 in 2016
    • 8 in 2015
    • 9 in 2014
    • 4 in 2013
    • 4 in 2012
    • 3 in 2011
    • 2 in 2010
  • Wisconsin Veterans suicide rate is 35.3%. Wisconsin Veterans age 18-34, suicide rate is 69.7, and is the largest at risk group.
  • Suicide is 2 to 3 times higher for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) youth.

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