Suicide rates by major occupational group — 17 states, 2012 and 2015


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Peterson C, Stone DM, Marsh SM, Schumacher PK, Tiesman HM, LiKamWa-McIntosh W, Lokey CN, Trudeau A-RT, Bartholow B, Luo F
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Using data from 17 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System in 2012 and 2015, the CDC analyzed suicide deaths by Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) major groups for decedents ages 16–64 years. This report corrects an earlier one, Suicide Rates by Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012, retracted in 2018. The new report uses updated methodology, includes input from NIOSH and analyzes both 2012 and 2015 data.  
Although created in response to the earlier report, the attached Action Alliance statement provides many useful strategies and resources for preventing workplace suicide.