New CDC Report Downplays Role of Guns in Rising U.S. Suicide Rates

The Intercept
Jun 8, 2018 · 3 min read
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By John Thomason

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have increased dramatically across the United States. From 1999 to 2016, 49 states saw suicides increase by 5 percent or more, and 25 of those states saw increases of a staggering 30 percent or higher. By 2016, almost 45,000 Americans were taking…