US Government Release Numbers of Soldiers Who Committed Suicide in May

Posted: July 18, 2013 in Daily incidents

By Mustafa Kazemi

During May, among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides.  None have been confirmed as suicides and 12 remain under investigation. 

For April 2013, the Army reported 11 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers: five have been confirmed as suicides and six are under investigation. 

For calendar year 2013, there have been 64 potential active-duty suicides:  31 have been confirmed as suicides and 33 remain under investigation. 

Updated active-duty suicide numbers for calendar year (CY) 2012: 183 (162 have been confirmed as suicides and 21 remain under investigation). 

During May 2013, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 10 potential suicides (eight Army National Guard and two Army Reserve). 

None have been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation. 

For April 2013, among that same group, the Army reported 16 potential suicides; however, subsequent to the report, one more case was added bringing April’s total to 17 (14 Army National Guard and three Army Reserve). 

None have been confirmed as suicides and 17 cases remain under investigation. 

For CY 2013, there have been 70 potential not on active duty suicides (45 Army National Guard and 25 Army Reserve):  22 have been confirmed as suicides and 48 remain under investigation. 

Updated not on active duty suicide numbers for CY 2012:  140 (93 Army National Guard and 47 Army Reserve).  Of these, 138 have been confirmed as suicides and two remain under investigation. 

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