Special Report

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

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Hawaii
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.4 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 25th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (23rd lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 87
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 62
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +40.3% (23rd lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.9% (tied — 13th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 45.6% (14th lowest)
> Median household income: $83,102 (4th highest)

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Idaho
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 18.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (6th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 12.0 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (7th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 202
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 122
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +65.6% (8th highest)
> 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: 55.6% (21st highest)
> Median household income: $60,999 (20th lowest)

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Illinois
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 8.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (8th lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 5.8 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (7th lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 620
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 468
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +32.5% (15th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.7% (tied — 12th highest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 66.5% (3rd highest)
> Median household income: $69,187 (17th highest)

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Indiana
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 12.1 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (20th highest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 7.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (21st lowest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 501
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 313
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +60.1% (16th highest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 3.3% (tied — 2nd lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 50.0% (20th lowest)
> Median household income: $57,603 (14th lowest)

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Iowa
> Annual teen suicide rate 2016-2018: 11.2 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (23rd lowest)
> Annual teen suicide rate 2007-2009: 8.6 per 100,000 people aged 10 to 24 (tied — 16th highest)
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2016-2018: 218
> Total suicides by teens and young adults 2007-2009: 164
> Rise in teen suicide from 2009 to 2018: +32.9% (16th lowest)
> Children 12 to 17 with alcohol or drug dependency: 4.2% (tied — 24th lowest)
> Children 3 to 17 with mental or behavior disorder who received treatment or counseling: 60.7% (14th highest)
> Median household income: $61,691 (21st lowest)

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