CDC: Suicides in US up 4 Percent Over 2020

The number of suicides in the United States rose 4% in 2021 compared to 2020, after declining for two straight years, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Friday.

According to the report, the number of people who took their own lives rose from 45,979 in 2020, to 47,646 in 2021, representing an increase in the rate per 100,000 people from 13.5 in 2020 to 14 in 2021.

The number of suicides per month during 2021 was higher than 2020 in all but the months of January, February and July, with the most taking place in October 2021 with 4,211, an 11% increase over the same month in 2020 with 3,781.

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