Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Alarming Rising Trends in Suicide by Firearms in Young Americans

Newswise imageResearchers explored suicide trends by firearms in white and black Americans ages 5 to 24 years from 1999 to 2018. From 2008 to 2018, rates of suicide by firearms quadrupled in those ages 5 to 14 years and increased by 50 percent in those ages 15 to 24 years. Suicide deaths by firearms were more prevalent in white than black Americans - a marked contrast with homicide by firearms, which are far more prevalent in black than white Americans.