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Active-Duty Military Suicides Near Record Highs in 2018 | Military.com

Active-Duty Military Suicides Near Record Highs in 2018 | Military.com

The U.S. military finished 2018 with a troubling, sad statistic — it experienced the highest number of suicides among active-duty personnel in at least six years.

Without the Army reporting the number of soldiers who died by suicide in the last quarter of 2018, a total of 286 active-duty members took their lives during the year, including 57 Marines, 68 sailors, 58 airmen and, through Oct. 1, 103 Army soldiers.

The deaths equal the total number of active-duty personnel who died by suicide in 2017. With the Army’s fourth-quarter data, could reach the record 321 suicides recorded in 2012.

Source: Active-Duty Military Suicides Near Record Highs in 2018 | Military.com