Friday, March 22, 2013

Army Suicides for February total 24

Army releases February suicide numbers
Army Times
Staff report
Posted : Friday Mar 22, 2013 13:44:26 EDT

As many as 11 active-duty soldiers committed suicide in February, almost half the total from the month before, the Army reported March 22.

Following a record year in soldier suicides, the service reported 20 suspected suicides among active-duty soldiers in January. Thirteen of those deaths are still under investigation.

Among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were as many as 13 suicides in February. Eight involved Army National Guard soldiers, and five were in the Army Reserve.
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Let's see if the press can add the totals right this time. That is 11 Army + 8 Army National Guard + 5 Army Reserves =24.
Army Releases January 2013 Suicide Information

The Army released suicide data today for the month of January 2013. During January, among active-duty soldiers, there were 19 potential suicides: two have been confirmed as suicides and 17 remain under investigation. For December 2012, the Army reported seven potential suicides among active-duty soldiers; however, subsequent to the report, another case was added bringing December’s total to eight: five have been confirmed as suicides and three are under investigation.

During January, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 14 potential suicides (six Army National Guard and eight Army Reserve): One has been confirmed and 13 are still under investigation. For December 2012, among that same group, the Army reported 15 potential suicides; since the release of that report, one case has been added for a total of 16 (11 Army National Guard and five Army Reserve): nine have been confirmed and seven cases remain under investigation.
What is missing are the Marine Corps and Reservists, Air Force and Air National Guards and the Navy.

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