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Fact Check: Do Transgender People Have 42 Percent Attempted Suicide Rate?

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one 18-year-old transgender man warned that "transgender kids will die." Carden Summers, a state senator who sponsored the bill, told Axios he did not believe it would increase suicides among transgender children, adding: "I hope and pray that's not the case."The Claim"Transgender people have a 42 percent attempted suicide rate," Steven Crowder, a conservative commentator, wrote on March 28, in a tweet that has been viewed more than 385,000 times and received more than 7,500 likes. "American slaves & Jews in concentration camps didn't commit suicide at 19x more than the general population."According to a 2004 study, the estimated suicide rate among those in Nazi concentration camps was 25,000 per 100,000 people per year—or about 25 percent.

That would be over 1,854 times higher than the 13.48 per 100,000 suicides in the U.S. in 2020, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.Transgender people have a 42% attempted suicide rate.

American slaves & Jews in concentration camps didn't commit suicide at 19x more than the general population.Academics have noted instances of suicide among slaves brought to America, but they have not been able to make any strong assessments of the suicide rate among slaves as there is limited evidence.

From that evidence, though, some have suggested it was very rare and seen as an act of rebellion.The FactsWhile there are statistics akin to the one stated by Crowder, it is not clear research has shown that there is a 42 percent attempted suicide rate among transgender people.A 2020 academic study with a sample size of 372 respondents found that 40 percent of transgender people had attempted suicide.

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