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Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries in New York State

The rate of suicide was highest in 2012 at 8.4 deaths per 100,000 New York State residents. The rate has increased since the low of 6.5 in 2003.

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 58.2 per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2012.

Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. The rate of outpatient emergency department visits due to self-inflicted injuries decreased from 46.7 visits in 2005 to 42.6 emergency department visits per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2012.

Specific Statistics for Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries

Chart showing suicides, 1995-2012

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.

Additional Resources within the Department of Health

Additional resources on suicide and self-inflicted injuries can be found on the Injury Prevention 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

Email: injury@health.ny.gov

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