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Injury and Violence Prevention Branch

Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury Data

Suicide is defined as when a person intentionally ends their own life. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth in North Carolina ages 10 to 18, and the third leading cause of death for those ages 19 to 34. Suicide deaths are only part of the problem. More people survive suicide attempts than those who die. They are often seriously injured and need medical care. Most people feel uncomfortable talking about suicide. Often, victims are blamed, and their friends, families, and communities are left devastated.

NC DETECT Self-Inflicted Injury Surveillance Reports - Updated quarterly

Self-Inflicted Injury ED Visits

North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System (NC-VDRS) Suicide Data

NC-VDRS is a surveillance system that provides detailed information on deaths resulting from violence. These data can improve understanding around the causes and circumstances of violent deaths, including suicide.

NC-VDRS Data Dashboard

  • NC-VDRS Data Dashboard to query and visualize data on overall violent deaths, homicides, suicides, and firearm-related deaths.

NC-VDRS Annual Reports

NC-VDRS Suicide Fact Sheets

Overall Suicide


Elder Suicide


Veteran Suicide

Youth Suicide Fact Sheets


Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data

NC Healthy Schools YRBS Data: Visit the NC DPI Healthy Schools YRBS Data website for all available data and reports from the NC YRBS.

High School

Middle School

Suicide Prevention Materials

For older fact sheets, please contact a member of the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.