The Department of Defense has released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the second quarter of 2019, which indicates that suicides dropped in the Navy as well as among the other services compared to the same period last year.
The report recorded 64 suicide deaths in the active component of the military services (down from 78 in Q2 CY 2018), 16 in the reserves (unchanged), and 25 in the National Guard (down from 28).
For the Navy, that represents a decrease of three deaths for the active component and a decrease of one for the reserve.
The report cautions against reaching conclusions solely based on comparisons in data because counts do not account for changes in population size.
You can view the full DoD Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for Q2 CY 2019 here.