US suicides hit an all-time excessive final yr

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NEW YORK — About 49,500 individuals took their very own lives final yr within the U.S., the best quantity ever, in keeping with new authorities knowledge posted Thursday.

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention, which posted the numbers, has not but calculated a suicide charge for the yr, however obtainable knowledge suggests suicides are extra frequent within the U.S. than at any time because the daybreak of World Conflict II.