Data


Suicide is the 8th leading cause of death in Montana.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in Montanans ages 15-44.

Suicide is the 5th leading cause of death in Montanans ages 45-54.

Suicide is the 7th leading cause of death in Montanans ages 55-64.

More than 6 times as many people die by suicide in Montana annually than by homicide.

On average, one person dies by suicide every 33 hours in Montana.

Montana is ranked No.1 for suicide rate in the nation.

There was a 58.3% increase in suicides in L&C County from 2016-2017.

In L&C County, 14.9% of high school students attempted suicide in 2016.


For more information, view the 2017 Lewis & Clark County suicide data sheet (PDF link): 2017 county suicides data sheet (2)  and the 2018 county suicides data sheet.