Suicide and Violent Deaths

The term "suicide" includes the following causes of death:

  • Intentional self-harm
  • Intention self-harm by discharge of firearms
  • Intentional self-harm by other means

Number of deaths due to intentional self-harm per 100,000 people
Louisiana, Neighboring States, and United States, 2014

State

Number

National Ranking

United States

12.9

-

Louisiana

12.5

12

Alabama

15

30

Arkansas

16.7

36

Mississippi

14.1

24

Texas

12.2

10

Source: America's Health Rankings, http://www.americashealthrankings.org/

Number and Rate* of Suicides, Homicides, and Violent Deaths by LDH Region
in 2013***

REGION

SUICIDE

HOMICIDE

Total Violent Deaths

NUMBER

RATE**

NUMBER

RATE

NUMBER

RATE

STATE

571

12.3

544

11.8

1115

24.1

REGION 1

80

9.1

206

23.4

286

32.5

REGION 2

71

10.5

88

13.0

159

23.5

REGION 3

59

14.6

61

15.1

120

29.6

REGION 4

84

14.1

41

6.9

125

21.0

REGION 5

47

15.9

21

7.1

68

23.0

REGION 6

46

14.9

23

7.4

69

22.3

REGION 7

67

12.2

43

7.8

110

20.0

REGION 8

44

12.3

25

7.0

69

19.4

REGION 9

73

13.1

36

6.4

109

19.5

* RATE IS PER 100,000 POPULATION

** VIOLENT DEATHS ARE THE SUM OF SUICIDES & HOMICIDES

*** 2013 DATA IS PRELIMINARY

Source: Louisiana Department of Health Vital Records, http://www.dhh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21

Number and Rate* of Suicides, Homicides, and Violent Deaths by Parish in 2013***

PARISH

SUICIDE

HOMICIDE

VIOLENT DEATHS**

 

NUMBER

RATE**

NUMBER

RATE

NUMBER

RATE

STATE

571

12.3

544

11.8

1115

24.1

ACADIA

8

****

6

****

14

****

ALLEN

5

****

< 5

****

8

****

ASCENSION

9

****

5

****

14

****

ASSUMPTION

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

AVOYELLES

9

****

< 5

****

11

****

BEAUREGARD

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

BIENVILLE

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

BOSSIER

21

17.0

5

****

26

21.0

CADDO

22

8.6

27

10.6

49

19.2

CALCASIEU

34

17.4

11

****

45

23.0

CALDWELL

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

CAMERON

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

CATAHOULA

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

CLAIBORNE

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

CONCORDIA

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

DESOTO

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

E BATON ROUGE

47

10.6

74

16.6

121

27.2

EAST CARROLL

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

E FELICIANA

< 5

****

< 5

****

5

****

EVANGELINE

6

****

5

****

11

****

FRANKLIN

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

GRANT

6

****

< 5

****

7

****

IBERIA

< 5

****

5

****

9

****

IBERVILLE

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

JACKSON

0

0.0

< 5

****

< 5

****

JEFFERSON

49

11.3

60

13.8

109

25.1

JEFF DAVIS

< 5

****

< 5

****

7

****

LAFAYETTE

30

13.0

11

****

41

17.8

LAFOURCHE

16

****

10

****

26

26.8

LASALLE

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

LINCOLN

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

LIVINGSTON

24

17.9

< 5

****

28

20.9

MADISON

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

MOREHOUSE

< 5

****

< 5

****

5

****

NATCHITOCHES

< 5

****

< 5

****

7

****

ORLEANS

27

7.1

139

36.7

166

43.8

OUACHITA

22

14.1

16

****

38

24.3

PLAQUEMINES

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

POINTE COUPEE

5

****

< 5

****

7

****

RAPIDES

17

****

17

****

34

25.6

RED RIVER

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

RICHLAND

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

SABINE

5

****

< 5

****

8

****

ST BERNARD

< 5

****

5

****

8

****

ST CHARLES

13

****

6

****

19

****

ST HELENA

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

ST JAMES

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

ST JOHN

5

****

18

41.1

23

52.6

ST LANDRY

15

****

6

****

21

25.2

ST MARTIN

11

****

< 5

****

14

****

ST MARY

11

****

11

****

22

41.1

ST TAMMANY

30

12.4

14

****

44

18.2

TANGIPAHOA

14

****

14

****

28

22.3

TENSAS

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

TERREBONNE

12

****

14

****

26

23.1

UNION

8

****

0

0.0

8

****

VERMILION

10

****

5

****

15

****

VERNON

8

****

< 5

****

9

****

WASHINGTON

< 5

****

< 5

****

7

****

WEBSTER

10

****

< 5

****

14

****

W BATON ROUGE

< 5

****

< 5

****

6

****

WEST CARROLL

< 5

****

0

0.0

< 5

****

W FELICIANA

< 5

****

< 5

****

< 5

****

WINN

0

0.0

0

0.0

0

0.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* RATE IS PER 100,000 POPULATION

 

 

 

 

** VIOLENT DEATHS ARE THE SUM OF SUICIDES & HOMICIDES

 

 

*** 2013 DATA IS PRELIMINARY

 

 

 

 

**** RATES BASED ON NUMBERS LESS THAN 20 ARE CONSIDERED TO BE UNSTABLE 

Source: Louisiana Department of Health Vital Records, http://www.dhh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/21

Leading Causes of Injury Deaths by Intent and Age Groups, Louisiana 2013
Blocks in red are the leading cause of fatal injury in each age group

Cause of Death

Age Groups

0-4

5-9

10-14

15-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65+

All

Total Homicides

23

<5

<5

170

155

90

47

35

18

544

       Due to firearms

20

<5

<5

164

136

76

33

19

6

440

Motor Vehicle Accidents

8

5

13

129

133

112

124

79

97

700

Suicides

0

0

11

71

92

83

115

98

101

571

       By firearms

0

0

9

52

54

57

80

64

88

404

Accidental Poisonings*

<5

0

<5

50

168

180

10

113

28

711

Exposure to smoke, fire, or flames

<5

0

0

7

<5

<5

10

10

16

51

Accidental Drownings

8

<5

<5

10

9

6

170

5

6

60

Falls

<5

0

<5

0

<5

7

1+

33

239

299

*This number includes deaths due to accidental drug or alcohol overdose.

 


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