Report: Colo. Springs just behind Vegas in suicide rate
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado A report by a national city and county association finds Colorado Springs has the second highest suicide rate in the nation second to Las Vegas.The report by the National Association of County & City Health Officials examined suicide rates from 2004 in the largest 54 urban areas in the United States. It found that 26 out of every 100,000 people in Colorado Springs killed themselves. The rate in number one Las Vegas was nearly 35 per 100,000.Tucson, Arizona, was third with a rate of 25 per 100,000.Health officials arent sure why the rate is so high.
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