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Injury Data - USA
National, Regional, State

        

Suicide Death Rates (Age Adjusted), California,
by Year 1979-1996, All Ages, All Races, Both Genders


Source: U.S. Vital Records data obtained through CDC Wonder, ICD 950.0 to 958.9
Age Adjusted to U.S. Population 1940


To compare the rate in one county to another use the Age Adjusted Rates. Exercise caution when comparing suicide rates:

  • Deaths are classified by medical examiners
  • Although the criteria should be uniform this is not always the case
Remember that suicide rates may underestimate the true rate of intentional self-harm
  • The stigma attached to suicide may influence classification
  • Certain fatal events may arise from thoughts and actions similar to suicide
    • Single-vehicle motor vehicle crashes
    • Gang-related fights with weapons
Rates calculated from table cells with fewer than 20 events are unstable and unreliable.
County Death Count Population Age Adjusted Rate Crude Death Rate
ALAMEDA 2751 22315906 11.2 12.3
BUTTE 539 3061408 15.1 17.6
CALAVERAS 113 519462 19.0 21.8
COLUSA 53 278417 17.7 19.0
CONTRA COSTA 1694 13682863 11.6 12.4
DEL NORTE 80 394529 17.6 20.3
EL DORADO 361 2061031 16.8 17.5
FRESNO 1252 11302473 11.2 11.1
GLENN 60 430270 13.0 13.9
HUMBOLDT 395 2077174 17.3 19.0
IMPERIAL 207 1988953 10.3 10.4
INYO 81 327362 23.4 24.7
KERN 1236 9213887 13.3 13.4
KINGS 155 1681879 9.3 9.2
LAKE 234 849658 23.8 27.5
LASSEN 78 465774 16.1 16.7
LOS ANGELES 18586 152281641 11.6 12.2
MADERA 176 1514353 11.1 11.6
MARIN 734 4099807 15.2 17.9
MENDOCINO 283 1364518 19.5 20.7
MERCED 334 2997001 11.5 11.1
MODOC 36 170214 17.2 21.1
MONO 37 169760 20.8 21.8
MONTEREY 768 6019314 12.4 12.8
NAPA 299 1928928 12.5 15.5
NEVADA 242 1281539 15.7 18.9
ORANGE 4523 41208966 10.2 11.0
PLACER 454 2833462 14.9 16.0
PLUMAS 76 344242 20.0 22.1
RIVERSIDE 2680 18163573 13.6 14.8
SACRAMENTO 2555 17294633 14.1 14.8
SAN BENITO 57 605719 8.8 9.4
SAN BERNARDINO 2987 22419562 13.5 13.3
SAN DIEGO 5839 41377579 12.9 14.1
SAN FRANCISCO 2677 12934524 17.2 20.7
SAN JOAQUIN 1030 7992385 12.4 12.9
SAN LUIS OBISP 605 3537869 15.0 17.1
SAN MATEO 1501 11412331 11.7 13.2
SANTA BARBARA 938 6280115 13.3 14.9
SANTA CLARA 2915 26095140 10.4 11.2
SANTA CRUZ 601 3917490 13.7 15.3
SHASTA 522 2485241 19.2 21.0
SISKIYOU 161 760166 20.3 21.2
SOLANO 695 5488050 12.5 12.7
SONOMA 1071 6491229 14.8 16.5
STANISLAUS 754 6076612 12.5 12.4
SUTTER 183 1122473 15.3 16.3
TEHAMA 165 841851 17.5 19.6
TRINITY 60 230565 23.6 26.0
TULARE 569 5355445 10.6 10.6
TUOLUMNE 145 787681 16.2 18.4
VENTURA 1293 11329164 10.8 11.4
YOLO 355 2366133 14.5 15.0
YUBA 173 1004018 16.9 17.2
ALPINE 4 20918 19.7
UNRELIABLE
19.1
UNRELIABLE
AMADOR 77 473597 14.4 16.3
MARIPOSA 39 242445 14.1 16.1
SIERRA 7 58956 12.0
UNRELIABLE
11.9
UNRELIABLE