Military Suicides of 2012


The Pentagon has released some grim figures for 2012.

Despite extensive support and counseling programs, up to 349 U-S service members committed suicide last year.

That's the highest number since the Department of Defense began keeping detailed statistics in 2001.

Each branch of the service showed an increase from the previous year.

And the Army had by far the highest number of suicides and probable suicides among the branches.

The figures include members of the reserves.

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