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Army releases February suicide numbers

Mar. 22, 2013 - 01:44PM   |  
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As many as 11 active-duty soldiers committed suicide in February, almost half the total from the month before, the Army reported March 22.

Following a record year in soldier suicides, the service reported 20 suspected suicides among active-duty soldiers in January. Thirteen of those deaths are still under investigation.

Of the cases in February, three deaths have been confirmed as suicides; the other eight are still under investigation.

So far this year, there have been 31 suspected suicides among active-duty soldiers.

Among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were as many as 13 suicides in February. Eight involved Army National Guard soldiers, and five were in the Army Reserve.

Four of the deaths have been confirmed as suicides; nine are still under investigation.

In January, 14 soldiers from this population were suspected of committing suicide. Five cases are still under investigation.

So far this year, 27 soldiers from this population — 14 from the Guard and 13 from the Army Reserve — are believed to have committed suicide.

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