US Army released soldiers’ suicide statistics for September

Posted: October 20, 2012 in Daily incidents

By Combat Journalist

The US Army released suicide data today for the month of September. 

During September, among active-duty soldiers, there were 15 potential suicides: one has been confirmed as suicide and 14 remain under investigation. 

For August, the Army reported 16 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers.  Since the release of that report, one case was removed for a total of 15 cases: five have been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation. 

For 2012, there have been 146 potential active-duty suicides:  91 have been confirmed as suicides and 55 remain under investigation. 

Active-duty suicide number for 2011: 165 confirmed as suicides and no cases under investigation.   

            During September, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 16 potential suicides (13 Army National Guard and three Army Reserves): one has been confirmed as suicide and 15 remain under investigation.  For August, among that same group, the Army reported nine potential suicides.  Since the release of that report two cases were added for a total of 11 cases (seven Army National Guards and four Army Reserves):  five have been confirmed as suicides and six remain under investigation. 

            For 2012, there have been 101 potential not on active-duty suicides (67 Army National Guard and 34 Army Reserve):  67 have been confirmed as suicides and 34 remain under investigation.  Not on active-duty suicide numbers for 2011:  118 (82 Army National Guard and 36 Army Reserve) confirmed as suicides and no cases under investigation. 

 

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Comments
  1. dustybear1 says:

    This sort of thing is always so hard to read. But THANK YOU for reporting it Americans NEED to hear this.

    Db

  2. LeAnn Michelle D. says:

    There are many faces on the true evils of war. Wounds may heal on the skin, those unseen may never get beyond the scab stage, ready at a moments notice only to burst forth with pain, but when i see the terrible crimes still being committed upon women and children then i know it must be the price paid. Maybe if it had not been fought there would be tens of thousands more Malala’s with no chance of survival. I thank you from the bottom of my very soul for all you have done, all you have endured, and all you continue to do. I pray your lady love can lend you comfort to see you through your darkest hours. Remember it is not in vain.

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