Global suicide rates among adolescents in the age group, according to the latest World Health Organization WHO Mortality Database, were examined. Data for this age group teen suicide statistics for 2004 available from 90 countries in some cases areas out of the WHO member states. The mean suicide rate for this age group, based on data available for the latest year, was 7. Suicide rates were higher in males This applies in almost all countries. In the 90 countries areas studied, suicide was the fourth leading cause of death among young males and the third for young females.