- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Suicides among active duty members of the military increased in 2014, through reservists and members of the National Guard saw a decrease, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

In 2014, 268 active duty troops committed suicide, a 5.5 percent increase of active duty suicides in 2013. Sixty-nine of those came in the fourth quarter.

Reservists saw about a 25 percent improvement in 2014 with 166 suicides, compared to 220 the year before.

Members of the National Guard saw an even bigger improvement. Eighty-seven National Guardsmen committed suicide in 2014, 35 percent fewer than in 2013.

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