Suicides at Fort Hood plummeted to their lowest level in seven years in 2013, reflecting a militarywide decline that officials and experts say is not yet well understood.
At Fort Hood, where 20 soldiers took their lives in 2012, officials this year have recorded five confirmed suicides and two suspected suicides through Dec. 20, according to information obtained by the American-Statesman. That would be the fewest suicides at the massive Army post since 2007, when six soldiers killed themselves. More recent years have seen a surge in suicides at Fort Hood, reaching a high of 22 in 2010.
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Suicides at Fort Hood
2013: 5 confirmed, 2 pending confirmation (as of Dec. 20)
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