Suicide rates in Texas were more than triple for white people than for black and Hispanic people in 2015, according to this study from The University of Texas System and UT Science Center at Tyler.

3,403 Texans died from suicide in 2015, the most recent year for which there are numbers. This is more than double the number killed by homicide, and was the second leading cause of death for ages 15-24, after unintentional injuries (e.g. car accidents). Suicide was the fourth leading cause of death for ages 15-64. The suicide rate among whites has been trending up since 2000, according to mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics.


Suggested citation: Nehme E, Oppenheimer D, Elerian N, Lakey D. (2017) Suicide in Texas. Austin, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler/University of Texas System.