Suicide Rates 2007
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. Rates are particularly important for taking population size into account and understanding the relative proportion of people affected within different demographic groups. Smaller groups may experience a seemingly low number of suicides, but that number may represent a large proportion of the total group.
The chart below shows the overall suicide rate in the United States in 2007, as well the rates for different sexes, races and ethnicities, and age groups.