Year: 2010 Source: MMWR: Surveillance Summaries, v.59, no.SS-4, (May 14, 2010), p.1-51 SIEC No: 20100596

This report summarizes data from the Center for Disease Control’s National Violent Death Reporting System regarding violent deaths in 16 states, 2007. A total of 15,882 fatal incidents involving 16,319 deaths are included. The majority of deaths, 56.6 percent, were suicides which occurred at higher rates among males, American Indians/Alaska Natives, non-Hispanic whites, & persons aged 45-54 years. Suicide occurred most often in a house or apartment & involved the use of firearms. Suicides were precipitated primarily by mental-health, intimate-partner, or physical health problems, or a crisis during the preceding 2 weeks. Results of the study are reported by gender, age group, race/ethnicity, marital status, location of injury, method of injury, circumstances of injury, & other selected characteristics.