Military Suicides 2013
By Scott B. Anderson
Shown below are monthly totals of suicides for the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines.
We update the data monthly as it is released by individual branches. Monthly Air Force data is not readily available. Graphic at bottom shows preliminary totals for 2012 by branch. Links to related stories and documents listed below.
Year-to-date through month noted, compared to previous year.
NOTE: The tentative final total from the Navy is 44 active duty suicides vs. 45 from adding the monthly data release number. Those monthly releases are subject to change; the Navy modifies its running total, but does not provide updated details for a change in an earlier month.
SOURCE: Compiled from U.S. Department of Defense documents
2012 Totals (preliminary data)
- (11/2013)Army suicides continue slight decline for year.
- First half of 2013 saw Army inactive reserve suicides eclipse those of active duty troops. Full Story.
- Suicides among inactive duty National Guard and Army Reserves overtake active duty tally, data through May shows. Full Story.
- Surge in potential suicides among inactive reservists pushes suicides up 25% in first quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier. Full details.
- Record number of military suicides in 2012
- U.S. Army confirms 182 potential active-duty, 143 inactive-duty suicides for 2012
- Veterans’ share of all suicides has decreased, but the number of suicides has risen, new report finds