By the Numbers: 25 April 2022

By the Numbers: 25 April 2022

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The number of active duty suicides in the U.S. Army in 2021, according to an Army Times article -- Army responds to 2021′s historically high active duty suicides. This is an increase of two over the 2020 total.

Both years represented the highest number of active duty deaths since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that launched the Global War on Terrorism era, raising concerns that the pattern of increased deaths has not receded.

The Army was the only service whose active duty troops saw an increase in suicides from 2020 to 2021, and its rate of deaths — 36.18 deaths per 100,000 troops — is its highest since 1938 and higher than any other active duty branch.

See: Department of Defense (DoD) Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) 4th Quarter, CY 2021