Suicide Rates increase in the 10-24 age group


Centers for Disease Control and prevention’s new report has found that after a period of the statistics being stable from the year 2000 till the year 2017, the rates of suicide among children and adolescents in the age group of 10-24 has increased in the decade of 2007-2017 by 56 %.

The report has shown that the homicide rate for this same age group had also been stable from the year 2000 till the year 2007 and then in the years 2007 till 2014, the rate dropped by 23 percent but then saw an increase in the years 2014 to 2017 by 18 percent.

The authors of the report have said that for the persons aged 10-14, the rates of suicide had increased in the decade from 2007 to 2017 however the rates of homicide saw a decline.

Continuing the breakdown of the subgroups of age, the authors have said that the death rates for the persons in the age of 15-19 have recently increased during the year 2000-2017 from 2007 onwards for suicide and from 2014 onwards for homicide.

The rates of suicide deaths for the people who are in the age group of 20-24 saw an increase from the year 20-24 and the rates of homicide again increased from 2014 till 2017.

The authors have noted that in the year 2017, suicide was the second biggest cause of death for the people in the age group of 10-24 and homicide ranked third for the people in the age of 15-24 and fifth for the age group 10-14.

The rates of suicide have surpassed the rates of homicide for the complete group of 10-24 during the latter part of this period of 2000-2017.

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