US Army released soldiers’ suicide numbers for January, February 2013

Posted: March 22, 2013 in Daily incidents

By Mustafa Kazemi

The US Army released suicide data today for the months of January & February 2013. 

During February, among active-duty soldiers, there were 11 potential suicides:  three have been confirmed as suicides and eight remain under investigation. 

For January 2013, the Army reported 19 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers; however, subsequent to the report, another case was added bringing January’s total to 20: seven have been confirmed as suicides and 13 are under investigation. 

For CY 2013, there have been 31 potential active-duty suicides:  10 have been confirmed as suicides and 21 remain under investigation. 

Updated active-duty suicide numbers for CY 2012: 183 (156 have been confirmed as suicides and 27 remain under investigation). 

During February, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 13 potential suicides (8 Army National Guard and 5 Army Reserve):  four have been confirmed and nine are still under investigation. 

For January 2013, among that same group, the Army reported 14 potential suicides; nine have been confirmed and five cases remain under investigation. 

For CY 2013, there have been 27 potential not on active duty suicides (14 Army National Guard and 13 Army Reserve): 13 have been confirmed as suicides and 14 remain under investigation. 

Updated not on active duty suicide numbers for CY 2012: 140 (93 Army National Guard and 47 Army Reserve); 136 have been confirmed as suicides and four remain under investigation. 

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Comments
  1. Many army personal find themselves caught up in a war that has no purpose. Killing and plundering in foreign lands can leave irreparable psychological damage and by way of suicide they try to walk out of it. The solution : Stop the war and reassign army to national construction and relief work.

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