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Suicide vs violent deaths 2016

The following are lists of countries by suicide rate according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other sources.

A country's rate is determined by its age-adjusted total rate (per 100,000 population) of deaths officially recorded as suicides in the most recent available year. The WHO statistics are based on the official reports from each respective country, therefore are no more accurate than the record-keeping in the specific country, and revisions (updates) are usually performed as well.[1]

About one person in 5,000–15,000 dies by suicide every year (1.4% of all deaths), with a reported global rate of 10.7 per 100,000 population in 2015 (was 11.6 in 2008). In Western countries male and female rates of suicidal behaviors differ at a greater degree compared to those in the rest of the world.[2][3][4] Around 20% of global suicides are due to pesticide self-poisoning, most of which occur in rural agricultural areas in low- and middle-income countries consisting in about 80% world population; some of these pesticides are forbidden by United Nations (UN) conventions.[5][6] In high-income countries consisting of the remaining 20% world population, the most common methods are firearms, hanging and other self-poisoning. Europe is the most suicidal region in the entire world, while the Eastern Mediterranean the least.[7][8]

A 2014 overview pointed at the economic crisis' years (2007-2008) as a period from which suicide rates surged globally. The study was about China's suicide rates which have been declining instead: in the 1990s China was among the countries with the highest suicide rates in the world (above 20 per 100,000), but by the global economic crisis they kept dropping as significantly (as they were by the end of 1990s) with the main force having been migration from rural to urban areas.[9] The same years were also a turning point for reliability of data: before then, many countries had no globally recognized official rates, particularly African countries.[10]

Per recent WHO releases, social stigma, the taboo to openly discuss suicide, and low availability of data lead to poor data quality for both suicide and suicide attempts: "given the sensitivity of suicide – and the illegality of suicidal behaviour in some countries – it is likely that under-reporting and misclassification are greater problems for suicide than for most other causes of death."[11][2]

In much of the world, suicide is stigmatized and condemned for religious or cultural reasons. In some countries, suicidal behaviour is a criminal offence punishable by law. Suicide is therefore often a secretive act surrounded by taboo, and may be unrecognized, misclassified or deliberately hidden in official records of death.[2]

— World Health Organization (2002)

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List by the World Health Organization (2016)

Source: World Health Organization[note 1][note 2]


The World Health Organization (WHO) divides the world into six WHO regions (more detailed sub-regional statistics are available at its official website). Incidence of suicide tends to be under-reported and misclassified due to both cultural and social pressures, and possibly completely unreported in some areas. Since data might be skewed, comparing suicide rates between countries can result in statistically unsound conclusions about suicidal behavior in different countries. Nevertheless the statistics are commonly used to directly influence decisions about public policy and public health strategies.[13]

Suicide rates by WHO region in 2016 (per 100 000 people per year)[12][14]
WHO region Crude rateu Age-standardized rateu Crude male rateu Crude female rateu Male–female ratiou
Southeast Asia
13.2 13.40 14.8 11.6 1.28
Africa
7.4 11.96 9.9 4.8 2.06
Europe[note 3]
15.4 12.85 24.7 6.6 3.74
Western Pacific
10.2 8.45 10.9 9.4 1.16
Americas
9.8 9.25 15.1 4.6 3.28
Eastern Mediterranean    
3.9 4.30 5.1 2.7 1.89
10.6 10.53 13.5 7.7 1.75

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). Age-standardized rates account for the influence that different population age distributions might have on the analysis of crude death rates, statistically addressing the prevailing trends by age-groups and populations' structures, to enhance cross-national comparability: based on age-groups' deviation from standardized population structures, rates are rounded up or down (age-adjustment). If rounded down means the median age and life expectancy is higher than average for that region (or country), and vice versa when rounded up.

Most countries listed below report a higher male suicide rate, as worldwide there are about 3 male suicides out of 4, or a factor of 3:1 (for example,[15] in the United States was 3.36 in 2015, and 3.53 in 2016). The male-female ratio shown below is based on the age-standardized rates: as compared to WHO world standard population, women's median age and life expectancy might be greater than that of men's for that country when rounded up, and vice versa when rounded down.[16]

Though age-standardization is common statistical process to categorize mortality data for comparing purposes, this approach often results in rates differing from the official national statistics prepared and endorsed by individual countries (and revisions are also performed periodically). Age-adjusted rates are mortality rates that would have existed if all populations under study had the same age distribution as a "standard" population.

Suicides per 100,000 people in 2016 (age standardized)[17]
Both sexes
rank
Country Continent Both sexes Males Females Male:Female
ratio
Rank Number Rank Number
1   Guyana (more info) South America 30.2 3 46.6 5 14.2 3.28
2   Lesotho Africa 28.9 25 22.7 1 32.6 0.7
3   Russia (more info) Europe 26.5 1 48.3 31 7.5 6.44
4   Lithuania (more info) Europe 25.7 2 47.5 37 6.7 7.09
5   Suriname South America 23.2 6 36.1 13 10.9 3.31
6   Ivory Coast Africa 23.0 8 32.0 8 13.0 2.46
7   Kazakhstan (more info) Asia 22.8 4 40.1 28 7.7 5.21
8   Equatorial Guinea Africa 22.0 9 31.3 15 10.8 2.9
9   Belarus (more info) Europe 21.4 5 39.3 45 6.2 6.34
10   South Korea (more info) Asia 20.2 11 29.6 11 11.6 2.55
11   Uganda[a] Africa 20.0 37 21.2 2 18.7 1.13
12   Cameroon (more info) Africa 19.5 13 26.9 10 12.5 2.15
13   Zimbabwe Africa 19.1 12 29.1 12 11.1 2.62
14   Ukraine (more info) Europe 18.5 7 34.5 81 4.7 7.34
15   Nigeria Africa 17.3 56 17.5 3 17.1 1.02
16   Latvia Europe 17.2 10 31.0 71 5.1 6.08
17   Eswatini Africa 16.7 17 25.4 17 9.6 2.65
18   Togo Africa 16.6 25 22.7 13 10.9 2.08
19   India (more info) Asia 16.5 46 18.5 4 14.5 1.28
19   Uruguay South America 16.5 14 26.8 34 7.1 3.77
21   Sierra Leone Africa 16.1 50 18.2 5 14.2 1.28
22   Benin Africa 15.7 27 22.6 17 9.6 2.35
22   Belgium Europe 15.7 31 22.2 19 9.4 2.36
24   Chad Africa 15.5 63 17.1 7 13.8 1.24
25   Kiribati Oceania 15.2 15 25.9 63 5.4 4.8
26   Cape Verde Africa 15.1 19 24.1 28 7.7 3.13
27   Burundi Africa 15.0 24 23.1 28 7.7 3
28   Burkina Faso Africa 14.8 28 22.4 20 9.1 2.46
29   Estonia Europe 14.4 16 25.6 89 4.4 5.82
30   Japan (more info) Asia 14.3 40 20.5 25 8.1 2.53
31   Sri Lanka (more info) Asia 14.2 22 23.3 45 6.2 3.76
32   Finland Europe 13.8 39 20.8 36 6.8 3.06
32   Eritrea Africa 13.8 28 22.4 53 6.1 3.67
34   United States (more info) North America 13.7 38 21.1 42 6.4 3.3
35   Hungary Europe 13.6 31 22.2 45 6.2 3.58
36   El Salvador North America 13.5 18 24.8 90 4.3 5.77
37   Liberia Africa 13.4 87 13.8 8 13.0 1.06
37   Moldova Europe 13.4 19 24.1 99 3.8 6.34
37   Poland Europe 13.4 21 23.9 115 3.4 7.03
40   Iceland Europe 13.3 34 21.7 81 4.7 4.62
40   Slovenia Europe 13.3 28 22.4 88 4.5 4.98
40   Mongolia Asia 13.3 22 23.3 99 3.8 6.13
43   Bolivia South America 12.9 64 16.9 21 8.9 1.9
43   Thailand Asia 12.9 36 21.4 79 4.8 4.46
43   Trinidad and Tobago North America 12.9 33 21.9 90 4.3 5.09
46   South Africa Africa 12.8 34 21.7 71 5.1 4.25
47   Haiti North America 12.2 48 18.3 42 6.4 2.86
48   France (more info) Europe 12.1 52 17.9 40 6.5 2.75
49   Nicaragua North America 11.9 43 19.2 74 5.0 3.84
50   Senegal Africa 11.8 41 20.3 68 5.2 3.9
51   Sweden (more info) Europe 11.7 69 15.8 32 7.4 2.14
51   Australia (more info) Oceania 11.7 59 17.4 56 6.0 2.9
53   Bhutan (more info) Asia 11.6 87 13.8 21 8.9 1.55
53   New Zealand Oceania 11.6 60 17.3 45 6.2 2.79
53   Central African Republic Africa 11.6 51 18.0 56 6.0 3
56   Botswana Africa 11.5 48 18.3 61 5.7 3.21
56   Croatia Europe 11.5 44 18.8 71 5.1 3.69
56   Namibia Africa 11.5 42 19.4 76 4.9 3.96
59   Austria Europe 11.4 56 17.5 61 5.7 3.07
59   Ethiopia Africa 11.4 45 18.7 81 4.7 3.98
61    Switzerland (more info) Europe 11.3 69 15.8 35 6.9 2.29
61   Zambia Africa 11.3 56 17.5 45 6.2 2.82
61   F.S. Micronesia Oceania 11.3 67 16.2 45 6.2 2.61
64   Comoros Africa 11.1 54 17.6 63 5.4 3.26
65   Rwanda Africa 11.0 64 16.9 56 6.0 2.82
66   Serbia Europe 10.9 60 17.3 68 5.2 3.33
66   Ireland (more info) Europe 10.9 54 17.6 94 4.2 4.19
68   North Korea[a] Asia 10.6 78 14.8 26 8.0 1.85
69   Guinea Africa 10.5 100 12.7 23 8.4 1.51
69   Czech Republic Europe 10.5 62 17.2 94 4.2 4.1
69   Dominican Republic North America 10.5 52 17.9 118 3.2 5.59
72   Canada (more info) North America 10.4 72 15.1 59 5.8 2.6
72   Luxembourg Europe 10.4 73 15.0 59 5.8 2.59
74   Norway Europe 10.1 90 13.6 40 6.5 2.09
74   Cuba North America 10.1 66 16.4 96 4.1 4
74   Slovakia Europe 10.1 47 18.4 137 2.6 7.08
77   Gambia Africa 10.0 98 12.8 33 7.3 1.75
78   Yemen[a] Asia 9.8 93 13.4 45 6.2 2.16
79   Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa 9.7 73 15.0 76 4.9 3.06
79   Chile South America 9.7 68 16.0 99 3.8 4.21
81     Nepal (more info) Asia 9.6 112 11.4 26 8.0 1.43
81   Netherlands Europe 9.6 96 12.9 42 6.4 2.02
81   Tanzania[a] Africa 9.6 81 14.3 63 5.4 2.65
81   Gabon Africa 9.6 73 15.0 90 4.3 3.49
85   Sudan Africa 9.5 80 14.5 85 4.6 3.15
86   Paraguay South America 9.3 104 12.3 45 6.2 1.98
86   Laos Asia 9.3 96 12.9 53 6.1 2.11
86   Congo Africa 9.3 85 13.9 74 5.0 2.78
89   Denmark Europe 9.2 94 13.2 68 5.2 2.54
90   Germany Europe 9.1 90 13.6 79 4.8 2.83
90   Kyrgyzstan Asia 9.1 78 14.8 105 3.7 4
90   Argentina South America 9.1 73 15.0 113 3.5 4.29
93   Niger Africa 9.0 109 11.5 37 6.7 1.72
94   Mali Africa 8.9 92 13.5 81 4.7 2.87
94   Angola Africa 8.9 83 14.0 85 4.6 3.04
96   Ghana[a] Africa 8.7 69 15.8 128 2.9 5.45
97   Portugal Europe 8.6 82 14.3 99 3.8 3.76
98   Djibouti Africa 8.5 107 11.9 67 5.3 2.25
99   Mozambique (more info) Africa 8.4 83 14.0 96 4.1 3.41
100   Somalia Africa 8.3 109 11.5 63 5.4 2.13
100   Seychelles Africa 8.3 73 15.0 152 2.1 7.14
102   Myanmar Asia 8.1 152 6.3 16 9.8 0.64
103   China (more info) Asia 8.0 143 7.9 24 8.3 0.95
103   Romania Europe 8.0 85 13.9 141 2.4 5.79
105   Singapore[a] (more info) Asia 7.9 114 11.1 76 4.9 2.27
105   Montenegro Europe 7.9 102 12.6 108 3.6 3.5
105   Bulgaria Europe 7.9 95 13.1 118 3.2 4.09
108   Malawi Africa 7.8 89 13.7 118 3.2 4.28
109   United Kingdom (more info) Europe 7.6 107 11.9 113 3.5 3.4
110   Mauritania Africa 7.5 106 12.1 108 3.6 3.36
110   Costa Rica North America 7.5 98 12.8 143 2.3 5.57
112   Guinea-Bissau Africa 7.4 132 8.9 53 6.1 1.46
112   Uzbekistan Asia 7.4 121 10.3 85 4.6 2.24
114   Mauritius Africa 7.3 103 12.5 147 2.2 5.68
114   Saint Lucia North America 7.3 100 12.7 152 2.1 6.05
116   Ecuador South America 7.2 117 10.7 99 3.8 2.82
116   Turkmenistan Asia 7.2 115 11.0 105 3.7 2.97
116   Turkey Asia 7.2 113 11.3 118 3.2 3.53
119   Papua New Guinea[a] Oceania 7.0 123 10.2 99 3.8 2.68
119   Vietnam Asia 7.0 116 10.8 115 3.4 3.18
119   Colombia South America 7.0 109 11.5 130 2.8 4.11
122   Madagascar Africa 6.9 120 10.5 108 3.6 2.92
123   Georgia Asia 6.7 104 12.3 160 1.9 6.47
124   Malta Europe 6.5 121 10.3 130 2.8 3.68
125   Timor-Leste Asia 6.4 130 9.0 105 3.7 2.43
125   Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe 6.4 118 10.6 139 2.5 4.24
125   Afghanistan Asia 6.4 118 10.6 152 2.1 5.05
128   Malaysia[a] Asia 6.2 134 8.7 108 3.6 2.42
128   North Macedonia 6.2 126 9.7 127 3.0 3.23
130   Bangladesh[a] (more info) Asia 6.1 155 5.5 37 6.7 0.82
130   South Sudan[a] Africa 6.1 139 8.3 96 4.1 2.02
130   Spain (more info) Europe 6.1 129 9.3 124 3.1 3
130   Brazil South America 6.1 126 9.7 130 2.8 3.46
134   Cambodia Asia 5.9 130 9.0 118 3.2 2.81
134   Solomon Islands Oceania 5.9 137 8.5 118 3.2 2.66
134   Belize North America 5.9 125 9.9 158 2.0 4.95
137   Qatar Asia 5.8 147 7.3 173 1.1 6.64
138   Bahrain Asia 5.7 143 7.9 152 2.1 3.76
138   Armenia Europe 5.7 124 10.1 158 2.0 5.05
140   Albania Europe 5.6 150 7.0 90 4.3 1.63
140   Kenya[a] Africa 5.6 126 9.7 152 2.1 4.62
142   Italy Europe 5.5 138 8.4 137 2.6 3.23
142   Fiji Oceania 5.5 133 8.8 139 2.5 3.52
142   Libya Africa 5.5 134 8.7 143 2.3 3.78
145   Vanuatu Oceania 5.4 142 8.1 134 2.7 3
145   Samoa Oceania 5.4 134 8.7 147 2.2 3.95
147   Israel Asia 5.2 140 8.2 141 2.4 3.42
147   Mexico North America 5.2 140 8.2 143 2.3 3.57
149   Peru South America 5.1 145 7.6 134 2.7 2.81
150   Brunei[a] Asia 4.5 153 6.2 130 2.8 2.21
150   Cyprus[a] Asia 4.5 148 7.2 160 1.9 3.79
152   Egypt Africa 4.4 148 7.2 163 1.7 4.24
152   Panama North America 4.4 145 7.6 171 1.2 6.33
154   Iraq Asia 4.1 164 4.7 115 3.4 1.38
155   Iran (more info) Asia 4.0 161 4.9 124 3.1 1.58
155   Tonga Oceania 4.0 157 5.2 128 2.9 1.79
157   Greece Europe 3.8 154 6.1 170 1.5 4.07
157   Venezuela South America 3.8 151 6.6 171 1.2 5.5
159   Jordan[a] Asia 3.7 164 4.7 134 2.7 1.74
159   Philippines Asia 3.7 157 5.2 143 2.3 2.26
159   Indonesia Asia 3.7 157 5.2 147 2.2 2.36
162   Oman[a] Asia 3.5 163 4.8 177 0.9 5.33
163   Honduras North America 3.4 156 5.3 163 1.7 3.12
163   Saudi Arabia[a] Asia 3.4 166 4.6 163 1.7 2.71
165   Algeria Africa 3.3 161 4.9 162 1.8 2.72
165   Tajikistan Asia 3.3 160 5.0 163 1.7 2.94
167   Tunisia Africa 3.2 167 4.4 147 2.2 2
167   Lebanon[a] Asia 3.2 170 4.2 147 2.2 1.91
169   Morocco Africa 3.1 179 2.5 108 3.6 0.69
169   Pakistan[a] (more info) Asia 3.1 177 3.0 124 3.1 0.97
169   São Tomé and Príncipe Africa 3.1 170 4.2 152 2.1 2
172   Guatemala North America 2.9 167 4.4 163 1.7 2.59
173   Maldives Asia 2.7 174 3.6 169 1.6 2.25
173   United Arab Emirates Asia 2.7 175 3.5 181 0.8 4.38
175   Azerbaijan Asia 2.6 169 4.3 175 1.0 4.3
176   Syria[a] Asia 2.4 173 3.8 173 1.1 3.45
176   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North America 2.4 172 3.9 177 0.9 4.33
178   Kuwait Asia 2.2 179 2.5 163 1.7 1.47
179   Jamaica North America 2.0 176 3.2 177 0.9 3.56
180   Grenada North America 1.7 181 2.1 175 1.0 2.1
181   Bahamas[a] North America 1.6 178 2.8 182 0.5 5.6
182   Antigua and Barbuda North America 0.5 183 0.0 177 0.9 0
183   Barbados North America 0.4 182 0.8 183 0.3 2.67
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Suicide attempts are illegal in this country, and punishable by imprisonment or other penalties. This might be the reason for the low reported suicide rate in these countries. See also Suicide legislation.
 
Countries by income group
Estimated numbers and rates of suicide by income group, 2012[18]
Income group (% of global pop) Suicides, 2012
(in thousands)
Global % Rate
(2012)
Male:Female
(2012)
High-income countries (18.3%) 197 24.5% 12.7 3.5 : 1
Upper-middle-income countries (34.3%) 192 23.8% 7.5 1.3 : 1
Lower-middle-income countries (35.4%) 333 41.4% 14.1 1.7 : 1
Low-income countries (12.0%) 82 10.2% 13.4 1.7 : 1
Global  (100.0%) 804 100.0% 11.4 1.9 : 1

List by other sources and years (1985–2017)

 
Suicide rate per 100,000 people by country (1978-2009).[19]
Suicides per 100,000 people per year[20]
Rank Regions Male Female Average Year
1   Greenland[21][22][23] (more info) 116.9 45.0 83.0 (0.0830%) 2011
2   Lithuania[24] (more info) 65.1 12.4 36.7 (0.0367%) 2013
3   Guyana[19] (more info) 39.0 13.4 26.4 (0.0264%) 2006
4   Kazakhstan[19] (more info) 43.0 9.4 25.6 (0.0256%) 2008
5   South Korea[25] (more info) 34.9 13.8 24.3 (0.0243%) 2017
6   Slovenia[26] 34.6 9.4 21.8 (0.0218%) 2011
7   Sri Lanka[27] (more info) 34.8 9.24 21.3 (0.0213%) 2011
8   Hungary[28] 21.1 (0.0211%) 2013
9   Ukraine[29] (more info) 19.8 (0.0198%) 2012
10   Latvia[30] 19.0 (0.0190%) 2013
11   Belarus[31] 20.5 (0.0205%) 2017
12   Moldova 17.6 (0.0176%) 2008
13   Serbia[32] 24.9 9.0 17.3 (0.0173%) 2011
14   Belgium[33][note 4][34][note 5] 17.0 (0.0170%) 2009
15   Japan[35] (more info) 23.4 10.2 16.8 (0.0168%) 2017
17   Uruguay[36] 16.5 (0.0165%) 2012
18   Croatia[37] 16.3 (0.0163%) 2013
19   Bhutan[38] (more info) 16.2 (0.0162%) 2011
20   Austria 23.8 7.1 15.45 (0.01545%) 2009
21   South Africa[39] 15.4 (0.0154%) 2005
22   Taiwan[40] 20.5 9.7 15.1 (0.0151%) 2011
23   Estonia[41] 27.3 4.5 14.8 (0.0148%) 2010
24   France[41] (more info) 22.8 7.4 14.7 (0.0147%) 2010
25   Suriname 23.9 4.8 14.4 (0.0144%) 2005
  Finland[42] 22.3 6.9 14.4 (0.0144%) 2014
  Europe[43] 23.1 5.8 14.2 (0.0142%) 2008
28   United States[44] (more info) 21.8 6.0 13.9 (0.0126%) 2016
29   Poland 13.8 (0.0138%) 2017
30   Russia[45] (more info) 13.7 (0.0137%) 2017
31   Bosnia and Herzegovina[46] 13.6 (0.0136%) 2012
32   Czech Republic 12.8 (0.0128%) 2010
33   Germany[47] 18.9 6.4 12.5 (0.0125%) 2013
34   Cuba 19.0 5.5 12.3 (0.0123%) 2008
  Bulgaria 18.8 6.2 12.3 (0.0123%) 2008
  New Zealand[48][49] 19.0 5.8 12.3 (0.0123%) 2014–15
  Hong Kong[50] 16.2 8.8 12.3 (0.0123%) 2011
38   Sweden[51] (more info) 17.3 6.9 12.0 (0.0120%) 2012
  Portugal[34][52] 20 4.0 12.0 (0.0120%) 2015
40   Romania 20.8 3.7 11.9 (0.0119%) 2009
  Norway 14.0 5.0 11.9 (0.0119%) 2012
42   United Kingdom[53][note 6] (more info) 18.2 5.1 11.8 (0.0118%) 2011
43   Canada[54] (more info) 16.9 5.3 11.5 (0.0115%) 2009
44   Iceland[55] 18.3 4.6 11.3 (0.0113%) 2009
45   Chile 18.2 4.2 11.2 (0.0112%) 2007
46    Switzerland[56] (more info) 17 5.8 11.2 (0.0112%) 2011
47   Netherlands[34] 18.0 6.0 12.0 (0.0012%) 2015
48   Trinidad and Tobago 17.9 3.8 10.7 (0.0107%) 2006
49   India (more info) 13.0 7.8 10.5 (0.0105%) 2009
50   Ireland[57] 17.4 3.4 10.3 (0.0103%) 2013
  Singapore[58] 13.3 7.3 10.3 (0.0103%) 2012
52   Australia[59] (more info) 12.0 (0.012%) 2014
53   Slovakia[34] 17.4 2.8 9.9 (0.0099%) 2011
54   China[60] (more info) 9.8 (0.0098%) 2014
55   Kyrgyzstan 14.1 3.6 8.8 (0.0088%) 2009
56   Turkmenistan 13.8 3.5 8.6 (0.0086%) 1998
57   Spain[61] (more info) 12.7 4.1 8.3 (0.0083%) 2013
58   North Macedonia[34] 12.6 3.9 8.0 (0.008%) 2009
  El Salvador 12.9 3.6 8.0 (0.008%) 2008
59   Italy 12.7 3.8 8.0 (0.0080%) 2016
60   Zimbabwe 10.6 5.2 7.9 (0.0079%) 1990
61   Luxembourg[34] 13.2 2.9 7.8 (0.0078%) 2008
62   Argentina 12.6 3.0 7.7 (0.0077%) 2008
63   Ecuador 10.5 3.6 7.1 (0.0071%) 2009
64   Mauritius 11.8 1.9 6.8 (0.0068%) 2008
65   Costa Rica 10.2 1.9 6.1 (0.0061%) 2009
66   Thailand[62] 9.7 2.58 6.03 (0.0613%) 2013
67   Mongolia 8.6 3.1 5.85 (0.0058%) 2011
68   Israel[63] 9.9 2.1 5.8 (0.0058%) 2007
  Nicaragua 9.0 2.6 5.8 (0.0058%) 2006
70   Panama 9.0 1.9 5.5 (0.0055%) 2008
71   Colombia 7.9 2.0 4.9 (0.0049%) 2007
72   Brazil 7.7 2.0 4.8 (0.0048%) 2008
  Iran[64][65] (more info) 3.9 2.1 4.8 (0.0048%) 2013
74   Uzbekistan 7.0 2.3 4.7 (0.0047%) 2005
75   Cambodia 4.6 (0.0046%) 2008
76   Georgia 7.1 1.7 4.3 (0.0043%) 2009
77   Turkey[66] 4.19 (0.00419%) 2013
78   Albania[67] 4.7 3.3 4.0 (0.004%) 2003
  Mexico 6.8 1.3 4.0 (0.004%) 2008
80   Honduras[68] 3.84 (0.00384%) 2011
81   Bahrain 4.0 3.5 3.8 (0.0038%) 2006
82   Belize 6.6 0.7 3.7 (0.0037%) 2008
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.4 1.9 3.7 (0.0037%) 2008
84   Paraguay 5.1 2.0 3.6 (0.0036%) 2008
  Cyprus[34] 5.9 1.3 3.6 (0.0036%) 2009
  Guatemala 5.6 1.7 3.6 (0.0036%) 2008
87   Barbados 7.3 0.0 3.5 (0.0035%) 2006
  Greece 6.1 1.0 3.5 (0.0035%) 2009
89   Malta 5.9 1.0 3.4 (0.0034%) 2008
90   Venezuela 5.3 1.2 3.2 (0.0032%) 2007
91   Philippines[69] 4.5 1.0 2.75 (0.00275%) 2005
92   Tajikistan 2.9 2.3 2.6 (0.0026%) 2001
93   Saint Lucia 4.9 0.0 2.4 (0.0024%) 2005
94   Dominican Republic 3.9 0.7 2.3 (0.0023%) 2005
95   Armenia 2.8 1.1 1.9 (0.0019%) 2008
96   Kuwait 1.9 1.7 1.8 (0.0018%) 2009
97   The Bahamas 1.9 0.6 1.2 (0.0012%) 2005
98   Pakistan[70] (more info) 1.45 0.71 1.10 (0.0011%) 2012
99   Peru 1.1 0.6 0.9 (0.0009%) 2000
  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.0 1.8 0.9 (0.0009%) 1987
101   Azerbaijan 1.0 0.3 0.6 (0.0006%) 2007
102   Maldives 0.7 0.0 0.3 (0.0003%) 2005
103   Jamaica 0.3 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 1990
  Syria 0.2 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 1985
  Jordan[71] 0.2 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 2008
  Egypt 0.1 0.0 0.1 (0.0001%) 2009
107   Grenada 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 2008
  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 1995
  Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 1995
  Haiti 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 2003
    Nepal (more info) 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0%) 2003

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Data revised in April 2017 and April 2018. Revision for 2015 rates is available at World Health Organization's website, including year 2016 rates.[12]
  2. ^ To proportion and compare the prevalence of suicide for different countries, WHO adjusts for age (age-standardization) every country's crude mortality rate based on demographic parameters and general mortality data (life expectancy) including other relevant statistical data such as median population ages, sex ratios and age distribution (i.e. age-groups), enhancing cross-national comparability. Another way to think of it, is that since populations age structures are often very different, but the likelihood of dying by suicide is generally increased with age, in order to avoid masking the sensible differences given by each country's age distributions, countries' rates are reciprocally weighted into the overall trend to globally frame national suicide rates, and the epidemiological prevalence of suicide. Age-standardization works over time as a measure of the prevalence of suicide across diversely populated countries, by rounding down when populations are composed of a higher percentage of older people compared to the "standard" population, and vice versa.
  3. ^ Europe is the most suicidal region of the world according to crude rates.[8][7]
  4. ^ 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)."Toenemend aantal zelfdodingen in Belgie" (in Dutch). 2011. Archived from the original on 5 December 2012.
  5. ^ 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 Archived 28 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ These indicated rates refer to aged 15 and over.
  • 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).

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