Leading Causes of Death Ages 1 – 85+ in the U.S.
The chart below shows the top 15 leading causes of death in the United States in 2007. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and claims the lives of more than 34 thousand people each year. There are nearly twice as many suicides in the U.S. as there are homicides. The data are based on death certificate information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Vital Statistics System.