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Research and Statistics

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for all ages in the United States, and the second leading cause of death for youth. There are approximately 40,000 suicide deaths in the United States and approximately 100 in the City of San Francisco every year.

Below are helpful links and research reports to help you better understand different suicide prevention strategies.

SFSP Client Satisfaction June 2012


San Mateo and Santa Clara Report on How to Reach Rural Population

San Francisco Research on Online Media Campaigns

San Francisco Research on Emotional Animals Media Campaign

San Francisco Research on the LGBT Community

San Francisco Research on Youth Focus Groups

How to Report Suicide on Facebook



United States Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site contains extensive national suicide statistical information.

Download the CDC fact sheet on suicide

San Francisco Coroner

View the latest San Francisco Medical Examiners Report
This document has detailed information about San Francisco suicides.

American Association of Suicidology

Fact Sheets
This site contains extensive fact sheets about suicide.