Sacramento Area’s Suicide Rate Up by 25%, Data Show
The suicide rate in the Sacramento area increased about by 25% between 2000 and 2013, according to the latest California Department of Public Health data. The data show about 290 Sacramento area residents committed suicide in 2013, up from 191 in 2000. Further, the suicide rate per 100,000 residents increased from 10.3 to 13.6 during that time period.
- "Sacramento's Growing Suicide Problem" (Reese, Sacramento Bee, 3/4).