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Death Rates Due to Suicide and Homicide Among Persons Aged 10–24: United States, 2000–2017

Year: 2021

 Deaths due to suicide and homicide, often referred to collectively as violent deaths, have consistently been a major cause of premature death to persons aged 10–24 in the United States (1–3). In 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death for persons aged 10–14, 15–19, and 20–24, and homicide ranked third for persons aged 15–19 and 20–24 and fifth for persons aged 10–14 (4). This report presents trends for 2000–2017 in suicide and homicide death rates for all persons aged 10–24 and for age groups 10–14, 15–19, and 20–24.