Suicide Leading Cause of Gun Deaths in Idaho


0  Updated at 1:11 am, January 1st, 2013 By: Managing Editor
Share This Story

(BOISE) – Suicides are the leading cause of gun deaths in Idaho, according to a new report released by the Department of Health and Welfare.

In 2010, nearly 200 Idahoans died from gun-related deaths, of which 183 were suicides. Authorities say that’s abnormally high, considering Idaho has the sixth highest suicide rate in the nation.

They say the rate could be lowered by more education and better access to mental health services, rather than an all-out ban on firearms.

Stories You May Be Interested In:

Lead singer of Soundgarden dies while on tour

18 May 2017

Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN