Sunday, September 23, 2012

More Americans Commit Suicide Than Are Killed in Car Accidents

It is good to see deaths from car crashes declining precipitously, but we are moving in the wrong directions when it comes to suicides.

"Suicide is the cause of more deaths than car crashes, according to an alarming new study.

The number of people who commit suicide in the U.S. has drastically increased while deaths from car accidents have dropped, making suicide the leading cause of injury death.

Suicides via falls or poisoning have risen significantly and experts fear that there could be many more unaccounted for, particularly in cases of overdose.
The results were compiled using National Center for Health Statistics data gathered from 2000 to 2009.

Researchers noted a 25 per cent decrease in fatal car accidents, reported, while deaths from falls rose 71 per cent, poisoning 128 per cent and from suicide 15 per cent.

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