November 12, 2013
Suicides by military personnel are down 22 percent so far in 2013, just one year after a record number of service members took their own lives.
There were 245 suicides from Jan. 1 through Oct. 27, according to The Associated Press, compared to 316 through the same period in 2012. In the full calendar year last year, the military recorded 349 suicides, the highest figure since the Pentagon began gathering the data in 2001.
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