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List of countries by suicide rate

The following is a list of suicide rates by country according to data from the suicides in the most recent available year, last updated in 2011. The WHO statistics are based on the official reports from each respective country, and therefore, no more accurate than the record-keeping in the specific country.

Incidence of suicide tends to be under-reported due to both religious and social pressures, and possibly completely unreported in some areas. Since the data might be skewed, comparing suicide rates between nations is statistically unsound. For example, attempted suicide is illegal in Nepal and people who attempt suicide when caught are subject to imprisonment, fines or both; therefore, any suicide figures for Nepal will underestimate the incidence.[1] Male and female suicide rates are out of total male population and total female population, respectively (i.e. total number of male suicides divided by total male population). The total rate of suicides is based on the total number of suicides divided by the total population, rather than merely the average of the male and female suicide rates, because the gender ratio in most countries is not 1:1.

Contents

  • List by the World Health Organization (2012) 1
  • List by other sources 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

List by the World Health Organization (2012)

Data retrieved on June 13, 2015.[2]
Suicides per 100,000 people per year
Both sexes
rank
Country Both sexes Male
rank
Male Female
rank
Female
1 (more info) 44.2 1 70.8 1 22.1
2 (more info) 28.9 5 41.7 5 18.0
3 (more info) 28.8 3 46.4 7 12.8
4 (more info) 28.2 2 51.0 29 8.4
5 27.8 4 44.5 11 11.9
6 27.4 8 34.2 2 21.1
7 24.9 13 31.6 4 18.3
(more info) 24.9 17 30.1 3 20.0
9 (more info) 23.8 6 40.6 21 9.3
10 23.1 9 34.1 9 12.5
11 (more info) 21.1 22 25.8 6 16.4
12 19.8 19 27.1 7 12.8
13 19.6 11 32.5 32 7.5
14 (more info) 19.5 7 35.1 46 6.2
19.5 20 26.9 10 12.3
16 19.1 12 32.4 34 7.4
17 (more info) 18.5 20 26.9 17 10.1
18 18.3 10 32.7 44 6.4
19 18.1 18 27.2 18 9.7
20 (more info) 17.8 32 23.1 13 11.2
21 17.2 33 23.0 12 11.5
22 16.9 29 24.0 15 10.3
23 (more info) 16.8 16 30.3 55 5.3
24 16.6 15 30.5 98 3.8
16.6 27 24.1 27 8.6
26 16.3 22 25.8 24 8.7
27 16.2 14 30.7 86 4.3
16.2 26 24.4 29 8.4
29 16.0 30 23.9 23 8.9
30 15.7 39 20.8 14 10.8
31 15.3 25 24.7 44 6.4
32 15.1 38 20.9 20 9.5
33 14.8 34 22.2 32 7.5
34 14.2 36 21.0 31 7.7
35 14.0 36 21.0 40 6.7
36 13.8 41 20.7 35 7.3
37 13.7 27 24.1 73 4.8
38 13.6 24 24.9 98 3.8
13.6 31 23.5 53 5.7
40 13.1 60 16.5 15 10.3
41 13.0 42 20.4 46 6.2
42 12.5 35 21.5 97 3.9
43 12.4 39 20.8 84 4.4
12.4 44 19.9 50 5.8
12.4 54 18.1 39 6.8
12.4 66 15.9 22 9.1
47 (more info) 12.3 47 19.3 49 6.0
48 12.2 49 19.0 50 5.8
12.2 63 16.2 28 8.5
50 12.1 43 20.0 61 5.2
12.1 46 19.4 61 5.2
52 11.9 57 17.1 36 7.2
53 11.6 45 19.8 78 4.5
54 11.5 53 18.2 54 5.4
11.5 60 16.5 40 6.7
56 11.4 48 19.1 78 4.5
11.4 50 18.5 78 4.5
58 11.1 63 16.2 48 6.1
59 11.0 58 16.9 61 5.2
11.0 69 15.2 38 6.9
61 10.8 55 18.0 89 4.1
10.8 59 16.6 55 5.3
63 10.6 65 16.1 61 5.2
10.6 76 13.9 36 7.2
65 10.5 52 18.4 109 2.9
66 10.3 56 17.2 89 4.1
67 10.1 50 18.5 121 2.5
10.1 67 15.8 73 4.8
69 10.0 68 15.4 70 4.9
70 9.8 62 16.3 100 3.7
(more info) 9.8 70 14.9 73 4.8
72 9.6 71 14.7 77 4.6
9.6 73 14.4 69 5.0
74 9.5 75 14.1 55 5.3
75 9.4 86 12.6 43 6.5
76 9.3 106 9.1 19 9.6
77 9.2 72 14.5 89 4.1
9.2 74 14.2 78 4.5
9.2 78 13.6 68 5.1
9.2 81 13.2 55 5.3
81 9.1 84 13.0 61 5.2
82 8.8 78 13.6 89 4.1
8.8 91 11.2 42 6.6
84 8.7 77 13.7 86 4.3
8.7 84 13.0 84 4.4
86 8.5 81 13.2 89 4.1
87 8.2 78 13.6 102 3.5
8.2 87 12.1 78 4.5
8.2 89 11.7 73 4.8
90 8.1 90 11.6 109 2.9
91 8.0 81 13.2 109 2.9
8.0 99 10.2 50 5.8
93 7.9 88 11.8 88 4.2
94 (more info) 7.8 128 7.1 24 8.7
7.8 131 6.8 24 8.7
96 7.7 94 11.0 78 4.5
97 7.4 96 10.6 89 4.1
7.4 101 9.8 55 5.3
99 7.3 96 10.6 89 4.1
100 7.0 95 10.9 103 3.4
101 6.7 91 11.2 129 2.2
102 6.5 98 10.3 109 2.9
103 6.4 118 7.8 70 4.9
6.4 119 7.7 61 5.2
105 (more info) 6.2 101 9.8 119 2.6
6.2 111 8.6 89 4.1
107 6.1 105 9.2 103 3.4
6.1 106 9.1 105 3.2
109 6.0 93 11.1 164 0.7
110 5.9 101 9.8 127 2.3
5.9 134 6.6 61 5.2
112 5.8 104 9.4 121 2.5
113 5.7 110 8.8 107 3.1
5.7 136 6.2 55 5.3
115 5.5 113 8.5 113 2.8
5.5 114 8.3 113 2.8
117 5.4 106 9.1 137 1.9
5.4 111 8.6 113 2.8
119 5.3 100 9.9 154 1.2
120 5.2 124 7.3 105 3.2
5.2 133 6.7 101 3.6
122 5.1 115 8.2 129 2.2
123 5.0 117 8.0 123 2.4
5.0 121 7.6 119 2.6
125 4.8 106 9.1 143 1.6
4.8 124 7.3 113 2.8
4.8 126 7.2 118 2.7
128 4.7 116 8.1 151 1.3
4.7 119 7.7 144 1.5
4.7 121 7.6 137 1.9
4.7 123 7.4 127 2.3
4.7 126 7.2 123 2.4
4.7 128 7.1 123 2.4
134 4.6 138 5.7 154 1.2
135 4.3 131 6.8 135 2.0
4.3 156 3.7 70 4.9
137 4.2 128 7.1 141 1.7
4.2 138 5.7 113 2.8
139 4.1 137 6.1 132 2.1
140 3.8 135 6.3 151 1.3
3.8 138 5.7 135 2.0
142 3.7 151 4.3 108 3.0
143 3.5 143 5.3 137 1.9
144 3.2 138 5.7 159 1.0
3.2 149 4.4 132 2.1
3.2 155 3.9 141 1.7
147 3.1 153 4.2 129 2.2
148 3.0 142 5.5 158 1.1
148 3.0 147 4.7 144 1.5
150 2.9 144 5.0 162 0.9
2.9 146 4.8 154 1.2
2.9 148 4.5 144 1.5
153 2.8 159 3.3 123 2.4
154 2.7 149 4.4 148 1.4
155 2.6 145 4.9 169 0.5
2.6 151 4.3 159 1.0
157 2.4 158 3.4 148 1.4
158 2.3 154 4.1 166 0.6
2.3 157 3.6 151 1.3
160 2.0 163 2.2 137 1.9
161 1.9 162 2.3 144 1.5
162 1.8 163 2.2 148 1.4
163 1.7 160 2.4 154 1.2
1.7 160 2.4 159 1.0
1.7 166 1.2 132 2.1
166 1.2 165 1.8 164 0.7
167 1.0 166 1.2 166 0.6
168 0.9 166 1.2 166 0.6
0.9 169 1.0 163 0.8
170 0.4 170 0.7 170 0.2
0.4 171 0.6 170 0.2

List by other sources

Suicides per 100,000 people per year[3]
Rank Country Male Female Average Year
1 [4][5][6] (more info) 116.9 45.0 83.0 (0.0830%) 2011
2 [7] (more info) 65.1 12.4 36.7 (0.0367%) 2013
3 [8] (more info) 38.4 16.1 27.3 (0.0273%) 2014
4 [9](more info) 39.0 13.4 26.4 (0.0264%) 2006
5 [9](more info) 43.0 9.4 25.6 (0.0256%) 2008
6 [10] 34.6 9.4 21.8 (0.0218%) 2011
7 [11] (more info) 34.8 9.24 21.3 (0.0213%) 2011
8 [12] 21.1 (0.0211%) 2013
9 (more info)[13] 28.2 12.3 20.1 (0.0201%) 2014
10 [14][15] 20.5 (0.0205%) 2012
11 [16] (more info) 19.8 (0.0198%) 2012
12 [17] 19.0 (0.0190%) 2013
13 [18] (more info) 18.2 (0.0182%) 2014
14 17.6 (0.0176%) 2008
15 [19] 24.9 9.0 17.3 (0.0173%) 2011
16 17.0 (0.0170%) 2015
[20][note 1][21][note 2] 17.0 (0.0170%) 2009
18 [22] 16.5 (0.0165%) 2012
19 [23] 16.3 (0.0163%) 2013
[24] 24.9 8.0 16.3 (0.0163%) 2013
21 [25](more info) 16.2 (0.0162%) 2011
22 23.8 7.1 15.45 (0.01545%) 2009
23 [26] 15.4 (0.0154%) 2005
24 [27] 20.5 9.7 15.1 (0.0151%) 2011
25 [28] 27.3 4.5 14.8 (0.0148%) 2010
26 [28] (more info) 22.8 7.4 14.7 (0.0147%) 2010
27 23.9 4.8 14.4 (0.0144%) 2005
28 [29] 13.3 (0.0133%) 2011
29 12.8 (0.0128%) 2010
30 [30] 20.2 5.5 12.6 (0.0126%) 2013
31 [31] 18.9 6.4 12.5 (0.0125%) 2013
32 19.0 5.5 12.3 (0.0123%) 2008
18.8 6.2 12.3 (0.0123%) 2008
[32][33] 18.7 5.8 12.3 (0.0123%) 2015
[34] 16.2 8.8 12.3 (0.0123%) 2011
36 [35] 17.3 6.9 12.0 (0.0120%) 2012
37 20.8 3.7 11.9 (0.0119%) 2009
14.0 5.0 11.9 (0.0119%) 2012
39 [36] (more info) 18.2 5.1 11.8 (0.0118%) 2011
40 [37] (more info) 16.9 5.3 11.5 (0.0115%) 2009
41 [38] 16.6 6.2 11.3 (0.0113%) 2010
[39] 18.3 4.6 11.3 (0.0113%) 2009
43 18.2 4.2 11.2 (0.0112%) 2007
44 [40] 17 5.8 11.2 (0.0112%) 2011
45 [21] 16.0 6.0 11 (0.0011%) 2014
46 17.9 3.8 10.7 (0.0107%) 2006
47 (more info) 13.0 7.8 10.5 (0.0105%) 2009
48 [41] 17.4 3.4 10.3 (0.0103%) 2013
[42] 13.3 7.3 10.3 (0.0103%) 2012
50 [43] 15.3 4.8 10.0 (0.01%) 2011
51 [21] 17.4 2.8 9.9 (0.0099%) 2011
52 China[44](more info) 9.8 (0.0098%) 2014
53 [21][45] 15.5 4.1 9.6 (0.0096%) 2011
54 14.1 3.6 8.8 (0.0088%) 2009
55 13.8 3.5 8.6 (0.0086%) 1998
56 [46] 12.7 4.1 8.3 (0.0083%) 2013
57 [21] 12.6 3.9 8.0 (0.008%) 2009
12.9 3.6 8.0 (0.008%) 2008
59 10.6 5.2 7.9 (0.0079%) 1990
60 [21] 13.2 2.9 7.8 (0.0078%) 2008
61 12.6 3.0 7.7 (0.0077%) 2008
62 10.5 3.6 7.1 (0.0071%) 2009
63 11.8 1.9 6.8 (0.0068%) 2008
64 10.0 2.8 6.3 (0.0063%) 2007
65 10.2 1.9 6.1 (0.0061%) 2009
66 [47] 9.7 2.58 6.03 (0.0613%) 2013
67 8.6 3.1 5.85 (0.0058%) 2011
68 [48] 9.9 2.1 5.8 (0.0058%) 2007
9.0 2.6 5.8 (0.0058%) 2006
70 9.0 1.9 5.5 (0.0055%) 2008
71 7.9 2.0 4.9 (0.0049%) 2007
72 7.7 2.0 4.8 (0.0048%) 2008
[49][50] 3.9 2.1 4.8 (0.0048%) 2013
74 7.0 2.3 4.7 (0.0047%) 2005
75 4.6 (0.0046%) 2008
76 7.1 1.7 4.3 (0.0043%) 2009
77 [51] 4.19 (0.00419%) 2013
78 [52] 4.7 3.3 4.0 (0.004%) 2003
6.8 1.3 4.0 (0.004%) 2008
80 [53] 3.84 (0.00384%) 2011
81 4.0 3.5 3.8 (0.0038%) 2006
82 6.6 0.7 3.7 (0.0037%) 2008
5.4 1.9 3.7 (0.0037%) 2008
84 5.1 2.0 3.6 (0.0036%) 2008
[21] 5.9 1.3 3.6 (0.0036%) 2009
5.6 1.7 3.6 (0.0036%) 2008
87 7.3 0.0 3.5 (0.0035%) 2006
6.1 1.0 3.5 (0.0035%) 2009
89 5.9 1.0 3.4 (0.0034%) 2008
90 5.3 1.2 3.2 (0.0032%) 2007
91 [54] 4.5 1.0 2.75 (0.00275%) 2005
92 2.9 2.3 2.6 (0.0026%) 2001
93 4.9 0.0 2.4 (0.0024%) 2005
94 3.9 0.7 2.3 (0.0023%) 2005
95 2.8 1.1 1.9 (0.0019%) 2008
96 1.9 1.7 1.8 (0.0018%) 2009
97 1.9 0.6 1.2 (0.0012%) 2005
98 [55] 1.45 0.71 1.10 (0.0011%) 2012
99 1.1 0.6 0.9 (0.0009%) 2000
0.0 1.8 0.9 (0.0009%) 1987
101 1.0 0.3 0.6 (0.0006%) 2007
102 0.7 0.0 0.3 (0.0003%) 2005
103 0.3 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 1990
0.2 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 1985
[56] 0.2 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 2008
0.1 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 2009
107 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 2008
0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 1995
0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 1995
0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 2003
0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 2003

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Recently released figures by official Belgian authorities suggest a considerably higher rate of 17.0 persons (total) per 100,000 people per annum in 2009 (5,712 cases in a population of 10,749,000 (=10,666,866 as of 1 January 2008 increasing by 0,77% per annum.) as of 1 January 2009).
  2. ^ The number of death in Belgium in 2008 due to suicide "zichzelf schade toebrengen" was reported at 2000 out of a total of 103.760 death. These death comprise 1453 men and 547 women. This puts the suicide rate at about 19 per 100.000. See statbel: http://statbel.fgov.be/nl/binaries/NL%20-%20Tableau%201%2E3_T_2008_tcm325-168456.pdf
  • The updated figure of suicide rates in Belgium for 2011 is 2,084 on a total population of 10,933,607, equivalent to 18.96 per 100,000 inhabitants (source: Het Nieuwsblad, 10 April 2014).

References

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  3. ^ Unless otherwise stated all statistics are from WHO:
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  10. ^ Unless otherwise stated all statistics are from WHO:
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  16. ^ Хаустова О. О. Самогубства та побутова смертність в Україні: підсумки 2012 року // Український вісник психоневрології. — 2013. — В. 4 (77). — Т. 21. — С. 12-18.
  17. ^ http://www.spkc.gov.lv/file_download/2097/2_Mirstiba_2013.pdf
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  20. ^ Eurostat
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  23. ^ http://hzjz.hr/sluzbe/sluzba-za-epidemiologiju/odjel-za-nadzor-i-istrazivanje-ne-zaraznih-bolesti/odsjek-za-mentalne-poremecaje-s-registrom-za-psihoze-i-registrom-izvrsenih-samoubojstava
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  26. ^ This data is for urban areas only. http://www.springerlink.com/content/px7v1186u51k738w The data available for the whole of South Africa in 2007 are: men 1.4, women 0.4, total 0.9 (source: WHO)
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  28. ^ a b http://www.stat.ee/57205
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  30. ^ https://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures
  31. ^ https://www.destatis.de/DE/Publikationen/Thematisch/Gesundheit/Todesursachen/Todesursachen2120400137004.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
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  34. ^ Statistics. Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention. 2013.
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  40. ^ http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/fr/index/themen/21/02/ind32.indicator.70301.3201.html?open=702,703&close=703
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  43. ^ Overview of suicide in Australia. Mindframe. 2013.
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  45. ^ http://www.spsuicidologia.pt/sobre-o-suicidio/estatistica
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  49. ^ www.lmo.ir
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  54. ^ http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/suicide-rate-has-steadily-risen-in-philippines-for-21-years-report-1.1049675
  55. ^ Based on a population of 180.4 million in 2012 (Population Reference Bureau), a sex ratio of 1.06 males/female (CIA World Factbook, 2013) and figures from 'State of Human Rights in 2012' by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan: 1,976 persons committed suicide in 2012 across the country of which 626 were women.
  56. ^ http://www.who.int/mental_health/media/jord.pdf

External links

  • Suicide rates by country, 1950-2011 published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Top Ten Most Suicidal Countries published by International Business Times
  • SA has the eighth-highest suicide rate in the world, psychiatric illnesses are on the rise and stress has become normalised published by Mail & Guardian
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