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"Over the last two decades, suicide has slowly and then very suddenly announced itself as a full-blown national emergency...According to the most recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now more than twice as many suicides in the U.S. (45,000) as homicides;"

Maybe I'm looking at the wrong sources, but it seems like the suicide rate in the US...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_the_United_States#/media/File:Suicide-deaths-per-100000-trend.jpg

...is basically flat since the 1960s, and the homicide rate...

https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/images/murderrate-2016.png

...has dropped to roughly half of what it was in the 1980s. Are those charts incorrect or is there some way we should interpret them as signs of a national emergency?