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Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries in New York State

The rate of suicide was highest in 1995 at 7.9 deaths per 100,000 New York State residents. Although the rate has shown minor fluctuation, it has decreased slightly, reaching a low of 6.5 deaths per 100,000 in 2003. In 2008, the rate was 7.1 deaths per 100,000 New Yorkers.

The rate of hospitalizations due to self-inflicted injury decreased from 50.0 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers in 1995, to a low of 41.0 hospitalizations in 1999. The rate of hospitalizations has increased to 52.1 per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2008.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. The rate of outpatient emergency department visits due to self-inflicted injuries increased from 46.7 visits in 2005 to 49.1 emergency department visits per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2008.

Specific Statistics for Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries

Chart showing suicides, 1995-2008

Deaths, Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits

These charts and tables detail multi-year, statewide statistics for suicide and self-inflicted injuries among New York State residents. Data is presented in annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New York State residents.

In addition to the mean annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New Yorkers of deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits in the state, these tables contain additional summary statistics: a break down of the data by age group and gender, the percent of diagnosed traumatic brain injury, the mean charge for hospitalization or emergency department visit, multiple-year cumulative charges, and average length of hospital stay.

Additional Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury Resources within the Department of Health

Additional resources on suicide and self-inflicted injuries can be found on the Injury Prevention Program website within the specific topic areas or within the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

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