Number of Suicides 2007
The previous two charts provide information on suicide rates. Suicide rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are based on the number of people who have committed suicide per every 100,000 people within the population. While rates are particularly important for taking population size into account and understanding the relative proportion of people affected within different demographic groups, understanding the raw numbers can provide a very different view of suicide rates.
The chart below includes information on the raw numbers (not rates) of suicide in the United States in 2007. Examining the raw numbers, it is clear that the majority of suicides occurred among white men.
Additional information about suicide can be found on NIMH’s suicide prevention page.