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County Suicides

March 03, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene, Dallas Jamison and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

BY COMMUNITY

Community 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 Anaheim 32 30 40 32 31 Brea 6 1 5 1 4 Buena Park 7 12 8 6 13 Capistrano Beach 2 2 1 1 4 Costa Mesa 13 12 15 20 19 Cypress 2 5 4 3 5 Dana Point 3 2 1 2 6 El Toro 7 4 4 3 4 Fountain Valley 3 7 4 5 9 Fullerton 18 13 12 25 10 Garden Grove 19 18 18 15 22 Huntington Beach 22 19 26 26 28 Irvine 8 14 13 7 6 Laguna Beach 7 4 2 3 6 Laguna Hills 11 13 12 7 8 Laguna Niguel 4 2 3 1 2 La Habra 4 7 5 4 6 La Palma 1 2 0 1 0 Los Alamitos 0 1 2 5 1 Marine--El Toro 0 0 1 0 0 Midway City 0 1 0 0 1 Mission Viejo 5 7 5 4 2 Modjeska 0 0 0 1 0 Newport Beach 14 10 10 16 14 Orange 20 9 18 13 9 Placentia 2 1 6 5 3 Rancho Santa Margarita 1 0 0 0 0 Rossmoor 0 0 2 0 0 San Clemente 1 4 6 7 6 San Juan Capistrano 1 10 5 4 6 Santa Ana 39 33 31 25 21 Seal Beach 8 5 4 7 8 Silverado 1 2 0 1 0 South Laguna 2 1 1 2 0 Stanton 7 7 3 1 4 Sunset Beach 1 0 1 0 0 Trabuco 1 3 1 1 0 Tustin 7 6 8 9 2 Villa Park 0 0 0 0 0 Westminster 11 10 8 7 15 Yorba Linda 3 0 5 3 2 Freeways 3 2 0 0 1 Out of county * 2 0 0 2 0 Unknown ** 2 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 300 279 290 275 278

* Resident committed suicide outside the county

** Unknown place of incident

Source: Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department

AGE GROUPS

Age Male Female Total 19 2 0 2 18 3 0 3 17 1 2 3 16 1 0 1 15 1 2 3 14 1 1 2 TOTAL 9 5 14

THE MEANS

Method Number Gunshot wounds 146 To head 133 To body 13 Drugs *56 Hanging 40 Inhalation of auto exhaust fumes 23 Other 35 Self-inflicted lacerations 10 Jumped from height 7 Intentional drowning 4 Plastic bag over head 3 Ran into path of truck 2 Ingested insecticide 1 Self-immolation by fire 3 Inhaled charcoal fumes 3 Duct tape covering nose and mouth 1 Drove truck into fixed object 1 Total suicidal deaths 300

* Includes prescribed drugs and alcohol Note: The above figures are from 1987, the latest available. Source: Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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