Year: 2023 Source: MMWR Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (2023). 72, 160–162. DOI: SIEC No: 20230585
Suicide is a serious public health problem in the United States. After 2 consecutive years of declines in suicide (47,511 in 2019 and 45,979 in 2020), 2021 data indicate an increase in suicide to 48,183, nearly returning to the 2018  peak (48,344) with an age-adjusted rate of 14.1 suicides per 100,000 population (versus 14.2 in 2018).* To understand how this increase is distributed across racial and ethnic groups, CDC analyzed changes in racial and ethnic age- adjusted and age-specific suicide rates during 2018–2021.