The Marine Corps counted 44 verified active-duty suicides, 13 suspected suicides, and an additional 18 verified or suspected suicides in the Reserve, for a total of 75, according to data from Marine Manpower and Reserve Affairs. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)
The Marine Corps counted 44 verified active-duty suicides, 13 suspected suicides, and an additional 18 verified or suspected suicides in the Reserve, for a total of 75, according to data from Marine Manpower and Reserve Affairs. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)

Marine Corps suicides hit 10-year high

by Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes

The number of suicides and suspected suicides among active-duty Marines hit a 10-year high in 2018, according to data released by the service this week.

The Marine Corps counted 44 verified active-duty suicides, 13 suspected suicides, pending verification, and an additional 18 verified and suspected in the Reserve, for a total of 75, according to data provided to Stars and Stripes by Marine Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

The 75 cases among all Marines would top the previous high of 59 active-duty and Reserve suicides in 2012.

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