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January 21, 2011

Suicide Rates in Military Increase, National Guard Rates Double

Filed under: Suicide — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 9:05 pm

Full Article at: More Army Guard, Reserve soldiers committing suicide

By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY

“The Army released final year-end statistics Wednesday. There were 301 confirmed or suspected soldier suicides in 2010, including those on active duty and reservists or National Guard troops on an inactive status, the Army reported Wednesday. This compares with 242 in 2009.

The Marine Corps reported a decline in suicides from 52 in 2009 to 37 confirmed or suspected cases in 2010.

Among active-duty Army soldiers, there were 156 potential suicides in 2010, down slightly from 162 in 2009.

Among National Guard soldiers on inactive status in 2010, there were 101 confirmed or suspected suicides, more than double the 48 deaths among Guard members on inactive duty in 2009.

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