US Government Says 4 Soldiers Committed Suicide in June 2013

Posted: July 31, 2013 in Daily incidents

By Mustafa Kazemi

Afghanistan (July 31, 2013) – The United States Army released suicide data today for the month of June 2013. 

During June, among active-duty soldiers, there were 14 potential suicides: four have been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation. 

For May 2013, the Army reported 12 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers:  two have been confirmed as suicides and 10 are under investigation. 

For CY 2013, there have been 77 potential active-duty suicides:  42 have been confirmed as suicides and 35 remain under investigation. 

Updated active-duty suicide numbers for CY 2012:  185 (166 have been confirmed as suicides and 19 remain under investigation). 

Background:

During June 2013, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were eight potential suicides (four Army National Guard and four Army Reserve):  none have been confirmed as suicides and eight remain under investigation. 

For May 2013, among that same group, the Army reported 10 potential suicides; however, subsequent to the report, four more cases were added bringing May’s total to 14 (11 Army National Guard and three Army Reserve):  two have been confirmed as a suicide and 12 cases remain under investigation. 

For CY 2013, there have been 81 potential not on active duty suicides (51 Army National Guard and 30 Army Reserve):  40 have been confirmed as suicides and 41 remain under investigation. 

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

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