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Suicide by the Numbers
Suicides in Onondaga County by Gender and Age...

While males die by suicide 3.5 times more often than females, females attempt suicide 3 times more often than males.

Suicide deaths by gender in Onondaga County

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Suicide deaths by age in Onondaga County

Did You Know...

  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among all age groups in this country.
  • On average, 1 person dies by suicide¬†every 12.3 minutes.
  • There is 1 completed suicide for every 25 attempted suicides.


  • The number of suicides in New York State has increased by 32% in the past decade.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24.
  • Middle-aged men ages 45-64 have the highest suicide rate. White men account for the majority of these deaths.
  • Veterans comprise 15.3% of suicides.
  • Alcohol intoxication is present in 22% of suicide deaths and in 30-40% of suicide attempts.
  • Opioids are present in 20% of suicide deaths.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Centers for Disease Control
Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office

Suicide Prevention ribbon If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255(TALK), Veterans: Press 1

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