Wisconsin Suicide Statistics
Deaths in Wisconsin
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Key Findings from The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin 2007-2011 Report Executive Summary
- The suicide rate in Wisconsin remained relatively constant during the five-year period from 2007–2011 but increased over the eight-year period from 2004–2011. From 2007–2011, there were an average of 724 suicides per year.
- In Wisconsin, individuals aged 45–54 had the highest rates of suicide among all age groups, while teens and young adults were more likely to be seen in emergency departments or to be hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries than people in older age groups.
- Firearms were the most frequently utilized means of suicide in Wisconsin. Males used firearms more often than females who died by suicide. Suicide attempts using firearms were more likely to result in death than those in which other means were utilized.
- Among suicides with known circumstances, 24% of decedents had a history of suicide attempts and 34% disclosed their intent to die by suicide to at least one person.