Special Report

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

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Colorado
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 17.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 11.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 577
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 349
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +65.3% (9th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 5.6% (tied — 4th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 56.8% (19th highest)
> Median household income: $77,127 (9th highest)

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Connecticut
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 6.3 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (4th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 134
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 118
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +13.6% (3rd 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: 67.4% (the highest)
> Median household income: $78,833 (6th highest)

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Delaware
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 9.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (10th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 49
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 34
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +44.1% (25th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.3% (tied — 22nd highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 64.3% (5th highest)
> Median household income: $70,176 (16th highest)

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Florida
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 8.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (9th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 6.5 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (11th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 916
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 703
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +30.3% (12th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.5% (18th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 46.5% (16th lowest)
> Median household income: $59,227 (17th lowest)

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Georgia
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 10.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (15th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.9 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 675
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 364
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +85.4% (2nd highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.2% (tied — the lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 42.3% (7th lowest)
> Median household income: $61,980 (22nd lowest)