Suicide Trends

March 31, 2004 1 min read

The suicide rates of juveniles ages 7 to 17 increased from the early to the late 1980s, and then remained relatively consistant for most of the 1990s, in contrast to juvenile-homicide trends. Between 1981 and 1994, suicides increased 44 percent, while homicides rose 82 percent.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice’s office of juvenile justice and deliquency prevention