Army Suicides May Set New Record, Officials Investigate 45 New Cases So Far in 2012

Army Releases March Suicide Data

KERO-ABC, April 18, 2012

LtGen. Patricia D. Horoho. "One suicide is too many," Horoho said of the high rate. Horoho is the Army's top medical officer.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Army released suicide data today for the month of March. During March, among active-duty soldiers, there were 18 potential suicides: three have been confirmed as suicides and 15 remain under investigation. For February, the Army reported 11 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of that report, five have been confirmed as suicides and six remain under investigation. For 2012, there have been 45 potential active-duty suicides: 20 have been confirmed as suicides and 25 remain under investigation. Updated active-duty suicide numbers for 2011: 164 (164 have been confirmed as suicides and none remain under investigation).

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