This Week in the MMWR: Suicide (Don't Do It)

A stunning little chart in this week's MMWR from the CDC. If you're between 18 and 25 years old, your chances of dying from homicide exceed your chances of dying by suicide. For all older age groups, suicide far exceeds the risk of homicide.

A couple other little observations from the chart: the suicide rate for those 65 to 74 is actually lower than for those 45 to 64. But that dip stops at 75, when the suicide rate peaks at more than 15 per 100,000. PDF of this week's MMWR

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