Special Report

Every State's Teen Suicide Rate and Why It's Increasing

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Alabama
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (24th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 24th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 323
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 234
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +38.0% (21st lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.0% (tied — 17th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 50.4% (21st lowest)
> Median household income: $51,734 (5th lowest)

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Alaska
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 31.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (the highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 24.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (the highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 145
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 115
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +26.1% (8th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 6.5% (the highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 59.8% (15th highest)
> Median household income: $75,463 (12th highest)

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Arizona
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 12.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (19th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 9.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 551
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 395
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +39.5% (22nd lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.8% (11th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 43.3% (9th lowest)
> Median household income: $62,055 (23rd lowest)

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Arkansas
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 13.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (17th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 9.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 12th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 238
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 162
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +46.9% (20th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.1% (tied — 21st lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 42.1% (6th lowest)
> Median household income: $48,952 (3rd lowest)

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California
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 6.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (4th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 1,624
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 1,216
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +33.6% (17th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.6% (tied — 15th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 46.4% (15th lowest)
> Median household income: $80,440 (5th highest)

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