some suicide stats
10th leading cause of death in the world.
0.5 to 1.4% of all deaths are suicide
(there are 150k+ deaths/day; 2/3 are from old-age)
around 3k/day, in the world. that's 1m+/ year. 10-20m/year attempt.
90/day, in america. 22/day are u.s. military veterans.
1,500 americans attempt suicide daily
100/day, in japan
5% of humanity attempts during lifetime.
5% of schizophrenics commit suicide.
i foreshadowed the article about suicide in the nytimes by 12 days..
3 stats from the 4/14/14 article:
in the US:
1 million failed suicide attempts per year
38,000 (successful seems like the wrong word) suicides per year
7% of those who fail, later succeed.
wikipedia was wrong:
the 90/day in america is wrong. actually 38k/365=about 104/day
1500 daily attempts in america is wrong. actually 1m/365=about 2,740/day
apparently, the numbers in america are going the wrong way.
unless you hate America/Americans.
1 year ago