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Suicide rates in countries throughout the world


Source of data in chart and tables:  WHO Suicide Information (based on 1999 data; see the most-recent WHO data from the year 2008)

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For details see:

  • Table A — Countries in alphabetical order

  • Table B — Countries ranked in order of magnitude of male suicide rates

Table A

Suicide Rates (per 100.000)
Source: World Health Organization
(as of November 1999; see the most-recent WHO data from the year 2008)

Country

Year

Males

Females

Albania 1993 2.9 1.7
Antigua and Barbuda 1995 0 0
Argentina 1993 10.6 2.9
Armenia 1992 3.6 1.0
Australia (Details) 1995 19.0 5.1
Austria 1997 30.0 10.0
Azerbaijan 1996 1.5 0.3
Bahamas 1995 2.2 0
Bahrain 1988 4.9 0.5
Barbados 1995 9.5 3.7
Belarus 1993 48.7 9.6
Belgium 1992 26.7 11.0
Belize 1995 12.0 0.9
Brazil 1992 5.6 1.6
Bulgaria 1994 25.3 9.7
Canada (Details) 1995 21.5 5.4
Chile 1994 10.2 1.4
China (mainland) 1994 14.3 17.9
China (SAR Hong Kong) 1996 15.9 9.1
Colombia 1994 5.5 1.5
Costa Rica 1994 8.0 1.8
Croatia 1996 34.2 11.3
Cuba 1995 25.6 14.9
Czech Republic 1996 24.0 6.8
Denmark 1996 24.3 9.8
Dominican Republic 1994 0 0
Ecuador 1995 6.4 3.2
Egypt 1987 0.1 0
El Salvador 1990 15.6 7.7
Estonia 1996 64.3 14.1
Finland 1996 38.7 10.7
France 1995 30.4 10.8
Georgia 1990 5.4 2.0
Germany 1997 22.1 8.1
Greece 1996 5.7 1.2
Guatemala 1984 0.9 0.1
Guyana 1994 14.6 6.5
Honduras 1978 0 0
Hungary 1997 49.2 15.6
Iceland 1995 16.4 3.8
India 1995 11.4 8.0
Iran 1991 0.3 0.1
Ireland 1995 17.9 4.6
Israel 1996 8.2 2.6
Italy 1993 12.7 4.0
Jamaica 1985 0.5 0.2
Japan 1996 24.3 11.5
Jordan 1979 0 0
Kazakhstan 1996 51.9 9.5
Kuwait 1994 1.8 1.9
Kyrgyzstan 1996 17.6 3.8
Latvia 1998 59.5 11.8
Lithuania 1998 73.7 13.7
Luxembourg 1997 29.0 9.8
Malta 1997 5.9 2.1
Mauritius 1996 20.6 6.4
Mexico 1995 5.4 1.0
Netherlands 1995 13.1 6.5
New Zealand 1994 23.6 5.8
Nicaragua 1994 4.7 2.2
Norway 1995 19.1 6.2
Panama 1987 5.6 1.9
Paraguay 1994 3.4 1.2
Peru 1989 0.6 0.4
Philippines 1993 2.5 1.7
Poland 1996 24.1 4.6
Portugal 1996 10.3 3.1
Puerto Rico 1992 16.1 1.9
Republic of Korea 1995 14.5 6.7
Republic of Moldova 1996 30.9 6.2
Romania 1996 21.1 4.3
Russian Federation  1995 72.9 13.7
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1995 0 0
Saint Lucia 1986-88 11.0 3.0
St. Vincent and The Grenadines 1982-85 2.0 0
Sao Tome and Principe 1987 0 1.8
Seychelles 1985-87 12.2 0
Singapore 1997 14.3 8.0
Slovenia 1996 48.0 13.9
Spain 1995 12.5 3.7
Sri Lanka 1995 44.7 16.6
Suriname 1992 16.6 7.2
Sweden 1996 20.0 8.5
Switzerland 1994 30.9 12.2
Syrian Arab Republic 1985 0.2 0
Tajikistan 1992 5.1 2.3
Thailand 1994 5.6 2.4
Trinidad and Tobago 1994 17.4 5.0
Turkmenistan 1994 8.1 3.4
Ukraine 1992 38.2 9.2
United Kingdom 1997 11.0 3.2
United States of America (Details) 1996 19.3 4.4
Uruguay 1990 16.6 4.2
Uzbekistan 1993 9.3 3.2
Venezuela 1994 8.3 1.9
Yugoslavia 1990 21.6 9.2
Zimbabwe 1990 10.6 5.2

Table B

Suicide Rates (per 100,000) — Various Countries
Source World Health Organization
(as of November 1999; see the most-recent WHO data from the year 2008)

Country

Males

Females

Lithuania 73.7 13.7
Russian Federation 72.9 13.7
Estonia 64.3 14.1
Latvia 59.5 11.8
Kazakhstan 51.9 9.5
Hungary 49.2 15.6
Belarus 48.7 9.6
Slovenia 48.0 13.9
Sri Lanka 44.7 16.6
Finland 38.7 10.7
Ukraine 38.2 9.2
Croatia 34.2 11.3
Republic of Moldova 30.9 6.2
Switzerland 30.9 12.2
France 30.4 10.8
Austria 30.0 10.0
Luxembourg 29.0 9.8
Belgium 26.7 11.0
Cuba 25.6 14.9
Bulgaria 25.3 9.7
Denmark 24.3 9.8
Japan 24.3 11.5
Poland 24.1 4.6
Czech Republic 24.0 6.8
New Zealand 23.6 5.8
Germany 22.1 8.1
Yugoslavia 21.6 9.2
Canada (Details) 21.5 5.4
Romania 21.1 4.3
Mauritius 20.6 6.4
Sweden 20.0 8.5
United States of America (Details) 19.3 4.4
Norway 19.1 6.2
Australia (Details) 19.0 5.1
Ireland 17.9 4.6
Kyrgyzstan 17.6 3.8
Trinidad and Tobago 17.4 5.0
Suriname 16.6 7.2
Uruguay 16.6 4.2
Iceland 16.4 3.8
Puerto Rico 16.1 1.9
China (SAR Hong Kong) 15.9 9.1
El Salvador 15.6 7.7
Guyana 14.6 6.5
Republic of Korea 14.5 6.7
China (mainland) 14.3 17.9
Singapore 14.3 8.0
Netherlands 13.1 6.5
Italy 12.7 4.0
Spain 12.5 3.7
Seychelles 12.2 0.0
Belize 12.0 0.9
India 11.4 8.0
Saint Lucia 11.0 3.0
United Kingdom 11.0 3.2
Argentina 10.6 2.9
Zimbabwe 10.6 5.2
Portugal 10.3 3.1
Chile 10.2 1.4
Barbados 9.5 3.7
Uzbekistan 9.3 3.2
Venezuela 8.3 1.9
Israel 8.2 2.6
Turkmenistan 8.1 3.4
Costa Rica 8.0 1.8
Ecuador 6.4 3.2
Malta 5.9 2.1
Greece 5.7 1.2
Brazil 5.6 1.6
Panama 5.6 1.9
Thailand 5.6 2.4
Colombia 5.5 1.5
Georgia 5.4 2.0
Mexico 5.4 1.0
Tajikistan 5.1 2.3
Bahrain 4.9 0.5
Nicaragua 4.7 2.2
Armenia 3.6 1.0
Paraguay 3.4 1.2
Albania 2.9 1.7
Philippines 2.5 1.7
Bahamas 2.2 0.0
St. Vincent and The Grenadines 2.0 0.0
Kuwait 1.8 1.9
Azerbaijan 1.5 0.3
Guatemala 0.9 0.1
Peru 0.6 0.4
Jamaica 0.5 0.2
Iran 0.3 0.1
Syrian Arab Republic 0.2 0.0
Egypt 0.1 0.0
Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 0.0
Dominican Republic 0.0 0.0
Honduras 0.0 0.0
Jordan 0.0 0.0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 0.0
Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 1.8

Suicide Rates (per 100,000) — Various Countries

Source: World Health Organization
Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex (Table);
Most recent year available; as of 2008
http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide_rates/en/
Rank Country Year Males Females Both
1 LITHUANIA 5 68.1 12.9 81.0
2 BELARUS 3 63.3 10.3 73.6
3 RUSSIAN FEDERATION 5 58.1 9.8 67.9
4 SRI LANKA 91 44.6 16.8 61.4
5 HUNGARY 5 42.3 11.2 53.5
6 SLOVENIA 6 42.1 11.1 53.2
7 KAZAKHSTAN 5 45.0 8.1 53.1
8 LATVIA 5 42.0 9.6 51.6
9 JAPAN 6 34.8 13.2 48.0
10 UKRAINE 5 40.9 7.0 47.9
11 GUYANA 5 33.8 11.6 45.4
12 REPUBLIC OF KOREA 6 29.6 14.1 43.7
13 ESTONIA 5 35.5 7.3 42.8
14 BELGIUM 97 31.2 11.4 42.6
15 FINLAND 6 31.1 9.6 40.7
16 CROATIA 5 30.5 9.7 40.2
17 SERBIA 6 28.4 11.1 39.5
18 REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA 6 31.5 5.1 36.6
19 FRANCE 5 26.4 9.2 35.6
20 SWITZERLAND 5 24.7 10.5 35.2
21 CHINA (Hong Kong SAR) 5 22.0 13.1 35.1
22 POLAND 5 27.8 4.6 32.4
23 AUSTRIA 6 24.7 7.0 31.7
24 CZECH REPUBLIC 5 25.5 5.6 31.1
25 URUGUAY 1 24.5 6.4 30.9
26 CHINA (Selected rural & urban areas) 99 13.0 14.8 27.8
27 DENMARK 1 19.2 8.1 27.3
28 SWEDEN 2 19.5 7.1 26.6
29 BULGARIA 4 19.7 6.7 26.4
30 GERMANY 4 19.7 6.6 26.3
31 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 20.9 4.9 25.8
32 SLOVAKIA 5 22.3 3.4 25.7
33 ROMANIA 4 21.5 4.0 25.5
34 CUBA 5 18.6 6.2 24.8
35 SURINAME 0 17.8 6.4 24.2
36 NEW ZEALAND 0 19.8 4.2 24.0
37 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 91 20.3 3.3 23.6
38 NORWAY 5 15.7 7.4 23.1
39 CANADA 4 17.3 5.4 22.7
40 PORTUGAL 3 17.5 4.9 22.4
41 ICELAND 5 16.2 6.1 22.3
42 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 5 17.7 4.5 22.2
43 LUXEMBOURG 5 17.7 4.3 22.0
44 AUSTRALIA 3 17.1 4.7 21.8
45 INDIA 98 12.2 9.1 21.3
46 CHILE 3 17.8 3.1 20.9
47 SINGAPORE 6 12.9 7.7 20.6
48 IRELAND 5 16.3 3.2 19.5
49 NETHERLANDS 4 12.7 6.0 18.7
50 KYRGYZSTAN 5 15.3 3.2 18.5
51 ARGENTINA 3 14.1 3.5 17.6
52 TURKMENISTAN 98 13.8 3.5 17.3
53 MAURITIUS 5 13.2 3.8 17.0
54 SPAIN 5 12.0 3.8 15.8
55 THAILAND 2 12.0 3.8 15.8
56 ZIMBABWE 90 10.6 5.2 15.8
57 SAINT LUCIA 2 10.4 5.0 15.4
58 BELIZE 1 13.4 1.6 15.0
59 ECUADOR 5 10.4 4.0 14.4
60 ITALY 3 11.0 3.4 14.4
61 NICARAGUA 5 11.1 3.3 14.4
62 EL SALVADOR 5 10.3 3.5 13.8
63 UNITED KINGDOM 5 10.4 3.2 13.6
64 TFYR MACEDONIA 3 9.5 4.0 13.5
65 PUERTO RICO 2 10.9 1.8 12.7
66 COSTA RICA 5 10.6 1.9 12.5
67 ISRAEL 3 10.4 2.1 12.5
68 PANAMA 3 11.1 1.4 12.5
69 MALTA 4 7.0 4.9 11.9
70 COLOMBIA 0 8.9 2.6 11.5
71 UZBEKISTAN 3 8.1 3.0 11.1
72 VENEZUELA 2 8.4 1.8 10.2
73 SEYCHELLES 87 9.1 0.0 9.1
74 BRAZIL 2 6.8 1.9 8.7
75 MEXICO 5 7.0 1.4 8.4
76 ALBANIA 3 4.7 3.3 8.0
77 BAHAMAS 0 6.0 1.3 7.3
78 GREECE 6 5.9 1.2 7.1
79 SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 3 6.8 0.0 6.8
80 PARAGUAY 3 4.5 1.6 6.1
81 BAHRAIN 88 4.9 0.5 5.4
82 TAJIKISTAN 1 2.9 2.3 5.2
83 GEORGIA 1 3.4 1.1 4.5
84 GUATEMALA 3 3.4 0.9 4.3
85 PHILIPPINES 93 2.5 1.7 4.2
86 KUWAIT 2 2.5 1.4 3.9
87 ARMENIA 3 3.2 0.5 3.7
88 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1 2.9 0.6 3.5
89 AZERBAIJAN 2 1.8 0.5 2.3
90 SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 87 0.0 1.8 1.8
91 PERU 0 1.1 0.6 1.7
92 BARBADOS 1 1.4 0.0 1.4
93 IRAN 91 0.3 0.1 0.4
94 JAMAICA 90 0.3 0.0 0.3
95 SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC 85 0.2 0.0 0.2
96 EGYPT 87 0.1 0.0 0.1
97 ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 95 0.0 0.0 0.0
98 HAITI 3 0.0 0.0 0.0
99 HONDURAS 78 0.0 0.0 0.0
100 JORDAN 79 0.0 0.0 0.0
101 SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 95 0.0 0.0 0.0

 


Dads in Distress (Australia)

Comparable figures for Canada and the USA:

  • Canada: 10 male suicides per day

  • USA: 68 male suicides per day

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Posted 2000 09 25
Updates:
2001 02 11 (format changes)
2002 12 19 (added map of male suicide rates)
2005 03 19 (added poster "Save the Males")