Suicide Rate

From 2013 to 2017, Kootenai County reported 161 suicides.  That is an average of 32 suicides a year or 20.4 suicides per 100,000 population.  (In 2016, the national suicide rate was 13.9 per 100,000 population). The graph below shows the suicide rate by Public Health District for the State of Idaho.  Kootenai County is in District 1 which encompasses Boundary County, Bonner County, Kootenai County, Shoshone County and Benewah County.

Suicide Rate

For more information on suicide in Idaho, click on the following link:  Suicide in Idaho Fact Sheet

If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, please call or text the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline at 208-398-4357.