Dec 30, 2014 7:37 PM

New Hampshire's murder-suicide rate in 2014 saw sharp increase


2014 has seen a strong surge in murder-suicides in New Hampshire. That's more than four times the number of murder-suicides in 2013.

Not including Tuesday's incident, in 2014 there have been eight murder suicides, compared to just two in 2013, five in 2012, and three in 2011.

Of the approximately 38,000 deaths by suicide in the United States annually, about 2%, or roughly between 750 and 800, are murder-suicides.

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