...Suicide Rates by Age Group” article What has been the trend in suicide rates over the past few years?
There is an overall decrease in suicide rate, in both adolescents and adults. The most remarkable improvement has been on the case of over 65 year old citizens. The suicide rates have decline from 21.7 per 100,000 persons in 1987 to 15.6 per 100, 1000 persons in 2002. This is a difference of 6.1 per 100, 000 per persons (McKeown, Cuffe & Schulz, 2006).
However, the report has a negative rating for adolescent suicide cases. They have generally increased from 1970 to 2002. The suicide rate had its peak in 1994 of 13. Per 100, 000... but declined to 9.9 per 100,000 persons in 2002(McKeown,...