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Statistics


  • There are an estimated 1500 inpatient suicides in US annually, 1/3 while on 15 min checks or one-to-one observation.
  • The hospital incident reporting system in New York (NYPORTS) had 278 reported attempted suicides in the 3-year period from 2002-2004.
  • According to the Joint Commission (Sentinal Event Issue 7 – November 6, 1998), hanging is the method of suicide in 75% of cases.
  • Anchor points as low as 18″ from the ground have been used for successful suicide.
  • “Hanging is a particularly lethal method of suicide,” with a mortality rate of approximately 70%.