By Jose A. Alvarez
San Diego County Communications Office 

Suicides dropped in San Diego County in 2019


Last updated 9/21/2020 at 2:08am

The number of people who died from suicide in the region dropped in 2019, according to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s 2020 Report to the Community released Thursday, Sept. 10.

In 2019, there were 429 deaths by suicide, 36 fewer than the 465 reported in 2018.

The annual report provides a comprehensive look at suicide in the region and brings together data from multiple sources for the years 2015 through 2019.

Other findings in the report include the suicide rate per 100,000 population: 12.8 in 2019 compared to 13.9 in 2018. The 2019 suicide rate for the state was 11.0 an...

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