I was just doing the math to clarify the suicide stats and now I'm wondering if they are in fact correct.
The article being shared says that the rate of suicides is 11.1 per 100,000 for youth between 10 and 17.
According to the census there are 354,129 people in Utah between 10 and 17.
354,129 / 100,000 is 3.54. 3.54 times 11.1 is 39.2.
So according to my math there were 39 or 40 suicides / year.
Do these numbers seem low?
Obviously one suicide is horrible, but I think those numbers are sadly low.
Ogden Standard Article
Youth Suicide Factsheet
Utah Age Demographics
Suicide Hotline Numbers