NJ Suicide Statistics


Sadly, suicide and suicide attempts are far more common then most people know.  People of all walks of life and all ages die from suicide daily.  Independent of the larger statistics, the only statistic that truly matters is that you have lost a loved one to suicide.  



Suicide Statistics

People of all walks of life and all ages die from suicide daily.  Most people have never thought about suicide and the impact on those left to survive after a loved one dies by suicide.  According to the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control : 
  • 44,965 people died by suicide in 2016 in the US - an average of 123 each day.
  • Every 12 minutes, someone in the US dies by suicide.
  • 687 people died by suicide in 2016 in NJ - an average of 1.8 each day
  • Over 483,700 people with self-inflicted injuries were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2012. But we know that many suicide attempts go unreported or untreated, and surveys suggest that at least one million people in the U.S. each year engage in intentionally inflicted self-harm. 
  • While males are 4 times more likely than females to die by suicide, females attempt suicide 3 times as often as males.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 15-24 years, the second among persons aged 25-34 years, the fourth among person aged 35-54 years, and the eighth among person 55-64 years.
  • According to the World Health Organization over 1 million people die by suicide each year worldwide, one every 40 seconds.
Independent of the larger statistics, the only statistic that truly matters is that you have lost a loved one to suicide.  Many of us never thought that someone close to us would die by suicide, but unfortunately they did.  You are not alone.

AFSP Summary of New Jersey Suicide Impact


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Youth Suicide in New Jersey

NJ Youth Age 15-24 Suicide Deaths by Year ‎‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎‎


NJ Youth Age 15-24 Suicide Deaths by Gender ‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎


NJ Youth Age 15-24 Suicide Deaths by Age ‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎



NJ Youth Suicide Age 15-24 Suicide Deaths By Gender/Age ‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎


NJ Female Youth Suicide Age 15-24 Data ‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎


NJ Male Youth Suicide Age 15-24 Data ‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎


NJ Youth Suicide Age 15-24 by Method ‎(2000-2016)‎


NJ Youth Suicide Age 15-24 Top 3 Methods ‎(2000-2016)‎







Nationwide Youth Suicide Data

  • Suicide accounts for 21% of all deaths for young adults aged 15-18.  
  • In 2016, 1,580 young adults aged 15-18 died by suicide (417 Female / 1,163 Males).  
  • Suicide is the #2 leading cause of deaths (behind #1 accidents) followed by #3 homicide.
  • In 2016, 1,227 young adults aged 15-18 died by homicide. (190 Female / 1,037 Male)
 

Among high school students, in the last year:
  • 17.7% seriously considered attempting suicide (23.4% Females / 12.2% Males)
  • 14.6% made a plan on how they would attempt suicide (19.4% Females /   9.8% Males)
  • 8.6% attempted suicide (11.6% Females / 5.5% Males)
  • 2.8% attempted suicide and were seen by a nurse or doctor (3.7% Females / 1.9% Males)
Sexual orientation also has a significant impact on youth suicide.





Detailed Data Analysis All Ages

The following data comes from the CDC Wonder Database 

Yearly Trend of Suicides in New Jersey


New Jersey Suicides by Age Group


NJ Female Suicide Rate ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎


New Jersey Male Suicide Rate ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎



New Jersey Suicides by Gender



New Jersey Suicides by Race



New Jersey Suicides by County


NJ Suicide Rate by County ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎



New Jersey Suicides by Method


NJ Top 3 Suicide Methods by Gender ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎



New Jersey Suicides by Day of Week / Month

NJ Suicides By Day Of Week ‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎


NJ Suicides By Month ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎


New Jersey Suicides Autopsy Performed

Autopsy Performed ‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎

New Jersey Suicides By Place of Death

NJ Suicides by Place of Death ‎‎(2000-2016)‎‎