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Teenage deaths: NSW suicide rate at 19-year high as road deaths decline

Dec 2nd, 2016 by

Report finds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have mortality rate 2.3 times higher than non-Indigenous

The teenage suicide rate in New South Wales has jumped to its highest point in 19 years.

At the same time, deaths from road accidents – which used to be the leading killer for 15-17 year olds – has been gradually declining, according to figures in the NSW Child Death Review Team’s 2015 report.

Related: The suicide rate in Australia is a humanitarian crisis that we can no longer ignore | Gerry Georgatos

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