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Marin County Coroner 
Suicide Statistics

Sex: Alcohol: Death by:
43  -  Males 5  -  Alcohol was present 0 - Cutting
12  -  Females 14Unknown if alcohol was present 10- Gun shot
10 -  Has a history of alcohol abuse 28- By Jumping

Race:

20  -  Alcohol abuse history-unknown 7-  Overdose

49White

8Hanging
2  -  Hispanic Prior attempt: 1Asphyxia
2  -  Asian 9  -  Prior attempts 0Falling
2Black 32Unknown if any prior Attempts 0-   Carbon Monoxide
0 -  Native American 0Other Causes
Message: Mental Status: Employment:
18-  A note was found 23 - Psychiatric 24-  Employed-Yes
18- Psychiatric care-unknown 18-  Employed-No
1-   Unknown
Drugs: Residence: Day of Death:
11-  Drugs were present 26-  Resident of Marin
15-Unknown if drugs were present 25-  Non-Resident of Marin
9-  Has a drug abuse history 2 -  Resident of San Quentin
23- Drug abuse history-unknown 0 -  Residence unknown
Month of Death: Marital Status:
3January 22Single
3February 15Married
5-  March 15Divorced
5-  April 0  -  Unknown marital
2-  May
10- June Location:
2 -  July 15At home
8 -  August 0  -   In auto
7 -  September 28Golden Gate Bridge
4 -  October 2 -    At San Quentin
3 -  November 7 -    Other locations
2 -  December

Total Suicides:  55

 

Suicide Statistics for Marin County

 

 

   

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

 

 

Death by Suicide

           56

        63

        62

        54

        55

 

 

Golden Gate Bridge

        19

        29

        32

        16

        28

 

 

San Quentin Inmates

4

2

6

6

2

 

 

Marin Residents

35

29

30

30

26

 

 

Psychiatric Care 

17

        26

        22

        17

        23

 

 

Active CMHS Clients 

 

 

 

2

5

 

 

Former CMHS Clients 

 

 

 

4

5

 

 

Suicides per 100,000* 

     14.6

     12.1

    12.5

     12.5

    10.8

 

 

*US National Rate
was 11.9 per

100,000 in 1995 according to American Association of 
Suicidology

sui.stats

5/18/98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, the Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular place
to commit a personal act of death by preference..

 

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