Based on Current (2004) Statistics
1. In 2004 (the latest year for which we have national statistics), there were 32,439 suicides in the U.S. (89 suicides per day; 1 suicide every 16 minutes). This translates to an annual suicide rate of 11.5 per 100,000.
2. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death.
3. Although there are no official national statistics on attempted suicide (e.g., non-fatal actions) it is generally estimated that there are 25 attempts for each death by suicide.