Data & Facts

This section contains data on suicide and intentional self-inflicted injury in Maine gathered from established sources.  Please note that due to Maine’s small population size and the small number of suicides each year, suicide rates can vary greatly from year to year.

Quick Facts:

  • Suicide was the second leading cause of death in Maine and the United States among adolescents aged 10-24 and adults aged 25-34 from 2012-2014.[i]
  • Suicide was the fourth leading cause of death among adults in Maine and the United States aged 35-54 from 2012-2014.i

Data Briefs and Reports:

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[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. Accessed July 21, 2016. Available from URL: www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars