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10/25/2020

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U.S. Navy Attempted-Suicide Rate Near 3 Percent

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U.S. Navy Attempted-Suicide Rate Near 3 Percent

The Navy Times website reported on December 28 that a Defense Department survey of service members for 2008 showed a higher attempted-suicide rate in the U.S. Navy than any other branch of the armed forces.

Sailors attempted suicide at a rate of 2.8 percent, or approximately one out of every 35 sailors. This rate is three times higher than that recorded by the last survey in 2005.

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