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Suicide by the numbers in Delaware County, PA:
The Problem

Click hear for an overview of suicide in Delaware County from 1990-2003

Total Suicides x Year:

  • 2001 = 43
  • 2000 = 61
  • 1999 = 61
  • 1998 = 60
  • 1997 = 59

The average annual suicide rate (deaths per 100,000 residents) for Delaware County for 1998-2000 is 11.0.  The homicide rate for the same period is 5.4. 

Suicide Death Averages Over 5-Year Period:

  • 56.8 per year
  • 4.7 per month
  • 1.1 per week


Delaware County, 2001 Suicides x Race/Gender/Age


Sex/Race
<20
20-39
40-59
60-79
80 & Over
Totals
White Males
0
15
7
6
0
28 (65%)
White Females
0
3
7
1
0
11 (26%)
Black Males
0
2
1
0
0
3 (7%)
Black Females
0
0
0
0
0
0
Other Males
0
1
0
0
0
1 (2%)
Other Females
0
0
0
0
0
0
Totals
0
21 (49%)
15 (35%)
7 (16%)
0
43

Source: PA Department of Health

Average Annual Suicide Rates x Area, 1998-2000

 
 
Area
Suicides/100,000 Residents
Bucks County
8.2
Chester County
8.2
Delaware County
11.0
Montgomery County
9.5
Philadelphia County
10.9
Pennsylvania
10.8
United States
10.3

Source: PA Department of Health

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