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Table 1 Suicide rates by sex and calendar year, suicide rate (per 100,000 person—years)

From: Lack of access to mental health services contributing to the high suicide rates among veterans

Calendar year Total Males Females
2014 39.0 41.6 16.7
2013 38.8 41.5 14.4
2012 38.0 40.4 16.0
2011 38.9 41.3 16.3
2010 36.3 38.5 15.4
2009 37.0 39.3 14.8
2008 38.4 40.4 14.3
2007 35.3 37.3 12.5
2006 35.9 38.5 9.0
2005 34.9 36.8 14.7
2004 35.9 38.0 13.3
2003 34.9 37.2 10.7
2002 38.0 41.7 11.7
2001 39.9 42.6 14.4
  1. Source: U.S. DVA, Office of Suicide Prevention, 2016
  2. The rate of suicides among users of VHA services have remained relatively stable in recent years