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List of countries by suicide rate

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

A country's rank 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 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 30% 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 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 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)Edit

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

 
Male–Female ratios of suicide rates in 2015. Red means higher prevalence of male suicides. Below, male and female suicide rates used to derive the ratios.[13]
  Less than 1.0 : 1
  Less than 1.7 : 1
  Less than 3.0 : 1
  Less than 4.0 : 1
  Above (or equal to) 4.0 : 1
  No data
 
2010 suicide rates of populous high-income OECD countries.[14]

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.[15]

Suicide rates by WHO region in 2016 (per 100 000 people)[12][16]
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 viceversa when rounded up.

Most countries listed below report a higher male suicide rate, as on average there are about 3 male suicides out of 4, or a factor of 3-4:1 (for example,[17] in the United States was 3.36 in 2015, and 3.53 in 2016). When this Male:Female ratio is based on the age-standardized rates it also means that 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 viceversa when rounded down.[18]

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 crude rates are usually available as well. 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)[19]
Both sexes
rank
Country Both sexes Male
rank
Male Female
rank
Female
1   Guyana (more info) 30.2 3 46.6 5 14.2
2   Lesotho 28.9 25 22.7 1 32.6
3   Russia (more info) 26.5 1 48.3 31 7.5
4   Lithuania (more info) 25.7 2 47.5 37 6.7
5   Suriname 23.2 6 36.1 13 10.9
6   Cote d'Ivoire 23.0 8 32.0 8 13.0
7   Kazakhstan (more info) 22.8 4 40.1 28 7.7
8   Equatorial Guinea 22.0 9 31.3 15 10.8
9   Belarus 21.4 5 39.3 45 6.2
10   South Korea (more info) 20.2 11 29.6 11 11.6
11   Ugandab 20.0 37 21.2 2 18.7
12   Cameroon (more info) 19.5 13 26.9 10 12.5
13   Zimbabwe 19.1 12 29.1 12 11.1
14   Ukraine (more info) 18.5 7 34.5 81 4.7
15   Nigeria 17.3 56 17.5 3 17.1
16   Latvia 17.2 10 31.0 71 5.1
17   Swaziland 16.7 17 25.4 17 9.6
18   Togo 16.6 25 22.7 13 10.9
19   India (more info) 16.5 46 18.5 4 14.5
19   Uruguay 16.5 14 26.8 34 7.1
21   Sierra Leone 16.1 50 18.2 5 14.2
22   Benin 15.7 27 22.6 17 9.6
22   Belgium 15.7 31 22.2 19 9.4
24   Chad 15.5 63 17.1 7 13.8
25   Kiribati 15.2 15 25.9 63 5.4
26   Cabo Verde 15.1 19 24.1 28 7.7
27   Burundi 15.0 24 23.1 28 7.7
28   Burkina Faso 14.8 28 22.4 20 9.1
29   Estonia 14.4 16 25.6 89 4.4
30   Japan (more info) 14.3 40 20.5 25 8.1
31   Sri Lanka (more info) 14.2 22 23.3 45 6.2
32   Finland 13.8 39 20.8 36 6.8
32   Eritrea 13.8 28 22.4 53 6.1
34   United States (more info) 13.7 38 21.1 42 6.4
35   Hungary 13.6 31 22.2 45 6.2
36   El Salvador 13.5 18 24.8 90 4.3
37   Liberia 13.4 87 13.8 8 13.0
37   Moldova 13.4 19 24.1 99 3.8
37   Poland 13.4 21 23.9 115 3.4
40   Iceland 13.3 34 21.7 81 4.7
40   Slovenia 13.3 28 22.4 88 4.5
40   Mongolia 13.3 22 23.3 99 3.8
43   Bolivia 12.9 64 16.9 21 8.9
43   Thailand 12.9 36 21.4 79 4.8
43   Trinidad and Tobago 12.9 33 21.9 90 4.3
46   South Africa 12.8 34 21.7 71 5.1
47   Haiti 12.2 48 18.3 42 6.4
48   France (more info) 12.1 52 17.9 40 6.5
49   Nicaragua 11.9 43 19.2 74 5.0
50   Senegal 11.8 41 20.3 68 5.2
51   Sweden (more info) 11.7 69 15.8 32 7.4
51   Australia (more info) 11.7 59 17.4 56 6.0
53   Bhutan (more info) 11.6 87 13.8 21 8.9
53   New Zealand 11.6 60 17.3 45 6.2
53   Central African Republic 11.6 51 18.0 56 6.0
56   Botswana 11.5 48 18.3 61 5.7
56   Croatia 11.5 44 18.8 71 5.1
56   Namibia 11.5 42 19.4 76 4.9
59   Austria 11.4 56 17.5 61 5.7
59   Ethiopia 11.4 45 18.7 81 4.7
61    Switzerland (more info) 11.3 69 15.8 35 6.9
61   Zambia 11.3 56 17.5 45 6.2
61   Micronesia 11.3 67 16.2 45 6.2
64   Comoros 11.1 54 17.6 63 5.4
65   Rwanda 11.0 64 16.9 56 6.0
66   Serbia 10.9 60 17.3 68 5.2
66   Ireland 10.9 54 17.6 94 4.2
68   North Koreab 10.6 78 14.8 26 8.0
69   Guinea 10.5 100 12.7 23 8.4
69   Czech Republic 10.5 62 17.2 94 4.2
69   Dominican Republic 10.5 52 17.9 118 3.2
72   Canada (more info) 10.4 72 15.1 59 5.8
72   Luxembourg 10.4 73 15.0 59 5.8
74   Norway 10.1 90 13.6 40 6.5
74   Cuba 10.1 66 16.4 96 4.1
74   Slovakia 10.1 47 18.4 137 2.6
77   Gambia 10.0 98 12.8 33 7.3
78   Yemenb 9.8 93 13.4 45 6.2
79   Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.7 73 15.0 76 4.9
79   Chile 9.7 68 16.0 99 3.8
81     Nepal (more info) 9.6 112 11.4 26 8.0
81   Netherlands 9.6 96 12.9 42 6.4
81   Tanzaniab 9.6 81 14.3 63 5.4
81   Gabon 9.6 73 15.0 90 4.3
81   Sudan 9.5 80 14.5 85 4.6
86   Paraguay 9.3 104 12.3 45 6.2
86   Laos 9.3 96 12.9 53 6.1
86   Congo 9.3 85 13.9 74 5.0
89   Denmark 9.2 94 13.2 68 5.2
90   Germany 9.1 90 13.6 79 4.8
90   Kyrgyzstan 9.1 78 14.8 105 3.7
90   Argentina 9.1 73 15.0 113 3.5
93   Niger 9.0 109 11.5 37 6.7
94   Mali 8.9 92 13.5 81 4.7
94   Angola 8.9 83 14.0 85 4.6
96   Ghanab 8.7 69 15.8 128 2.9
97   Portugal 8.6 82 14.3 99 3.8
98   Djibouti 8.5 107 11.9 67 5.3
99   Mozambique (more info) 8.4 83 14.0 96 4.1
100   Somalia 8.3 109 11.5 63 5.4
100   Seychelles 8.3 73 15.0 152 2.1
102   Myanmar 8.1 152 6.3 16 9.8
103   China (more info) 8.0 143 7.9 24 8.3
103   Romania 8.0 85 13.9 141 2.4
105   Singaporeb 7.9 114 11.1 76 4.9
105   Montenegro 7.9 102 12.6 108 3.6
105   Bulgaria 7.9 95 13.1 118 3.2
108   Malawi 7.8 89 13.7 118 3.2
109   United Kingdom (more info) 7.6 107 11.9 113 3.5
110   Mauritania 7.5 106 12.1 108 3.6
110   Costa Rica 7.5 98 12.8 143 2.3
112   Guinea-Bissau 7.4 132 8.9 53 6.1
112   Uzbekistan 7.4 121 10.3 85 4.6
114   Mauritius 7.3 103 12.5 147 2.2
114   Saint Lucia 7.3 100 12.7 152 2.1
116   Ecuador 7.2 117 10.7 99 3.8
116   Turkmenistan 7.2 115 11.0 105 3.7
116   Turkey 7.2 113 11.3 118 3.2
119   Papua New Guineab 7.0 123 10.2 99 3.8
119   Vietnam 7.0 116 10.8 115 3.4
119   Colombia 7.0 109 11.5 130 2.8
122   Madagascar 6.9 120 10.5 108 3.6
123   Georgia 6.7 104 12.3 160 1.9
124   Malta 6.5 121 10.3 130 2.8
125   Timor-Leste 6.4 130 9.0 105 3.7
125   Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.4 118 10.6 139 2.5
125   Afghanistan 6.4 118 10.6 152 2.1
128   Malaysiab 6.2 134 8.7 108 3.6
128   Republic of Macedonia 6.2 126 9.7 127 3.0
130   Bangladeshb (more info) 6.1 155 5.5 37 6.7
130   South Sudanb 6.1 139 8.3 96 4.1
130   Spain (more info) 6.1 129 9.3 124 3.1
130   Brazil 6.1 126 9.7 130 2.8
134   Cambodia 5.9 130 9.0 118 3.2
134   Solomon Islands 5.9 137 8.5 118 3.2
134   Belize 5.9 125 9.9 158 2.0
137   Qatar 5.8 147 7.3 173 1.1
138   Bahrain 5.7 143 7.9 152 2.1
138   Armenia 5.7 124 10.1 158 2.0
140   Albania 5.6 150 7.0 90 4.3
140   Kenyab 5.6 126 9.7 152 2.1
142   Italy 5.5 138 8.4 137 2.6
142   Fiji 5.5 133 8.8 139 2.5
142   Libya 5.5 134 8.7 143 2.3
145   Vanuatu 5.4 142 8.1 134 2.7
145   Samoa 5.4 134 8.7 147 2.2
147   Israel 5.2 140 8.2 141 2.4
147   Mexico 5.2 140 8.2 143 2.3
149   Peru 5.1 145 7.6 134 2.7
150   Bruneib 4.5 153 6.2 130 2.8
150   Cyprusb 4.5 148 7.2 160 1.9
152   Egypt 4.4 148 7.2 163 1.7
152   Panama 4.4 145 7.6 171 1.2
154   Iraq 4.1 164 4.7 115 3.4
155   Iran (more info) 4.0 161 4.9 124 3.1
156   Tonga 4.0 157 5.2 128 2.9
158   Greece 3.8 154 6.1 170 1.5
156   Venezuela 3.8 151 6.6 171 1.2
159   Jordanb 3.7 164 4.7 134 2.7
159   Philippines 3.7 157 5.2 143 2.3
159   Indonesia 3.7 157 5.2 147 2.2
162   Omanb 3.5 163 4.8 177 0.9
163   Honduras 3.4 156 5.3 163 1.7
163   Saudi Arabiab 3.4 166 4.6 163 1.7
165   Algeria 3.3 161 4.9 162 1.8
165   Tajikistan 3.3 160 5.0 163 1.7
167   Tunisia 3.2 167 4.4 147 2.2
167   Lebanonb 3.2 170 4.2 147 2.2
169   Morocco 3.1 179 2.5 108 3.6
169   Pakistanb (more info) 3.1 177 3.0 124 3.1
169   Sao Tome and Principe 3.1 170 4.2 152 2.1
172   Guatemala 2.9 167 4.4 163 1.7
173   Maldives 2.7 174 3.6 169 1.6
173   United Arab Emiratesb 2.7 175 3.5 181 0.8
175   Azerbaijan 2.6 169 4.3 175 1.0
176   Syriab 2.4 173 3.8 173 1.1
176   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.4 172 3.9 177 0.9
178   Kuwait 2.2 179 2.5 163 1.7
179   Jamaica 2.0 176 3.2 177 0.9
180   Grenada 1.7 181 2.1 175 1.0
181   Bahamasb 1.6 178 2.8 182 0.5
182   Antigua and Barbuda 0.5 183 0.0 177 0.9
183   Barbados 0.4 182 0.8 183 0.3
  1. ^u Data was recently updated (April 2018).
  2. ^b Suicide attempts are illegal in this country, and punishable by imprisonment or other penalties. This might be the reason for the low suicide rate in these countries. See also Suicide legislation.
 
Countries by income group
Estimated numbers and rates of suicide by income group, 2012[20]
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)Edit

 
Suicide rate per 100,000 people by country (1978-2009).[21]
Suicides per 100,000 people per year[22]
Rank Regions Male Female Average Year
1   Greenland[23][24][25] (more info) 116.9 45.0 83.0 (0.0830%) 2011
2   Lithuania[26] (more info) 65.1 12.4 36.7 (0.0367%) 2013
3   Guyana[21] (more info) 39.0 13.4 26.4 (0.0264%) 2006
4   South Korea[27] (more info) 36.2 15.0 25.6 (0.0256%) 2016
5   Kazakhstan[21] (more info) 43.0 9.4 25.6 (0.0256%) 2008
6   Slovenia[28] 34.6 9.4 21.8 (0.0218%) 2011
7   Sri Lanka[29] (more info) 34.8 9.24 21.3 (0.0213%) 2011
8   Hungary[30] 21.1 (0.0211%) 2013
9   Ukraine[31] (more info) 19.8 (0.0198%) 2012
10   Latvia[32] 19.0 (0.0190%) 2013
11   Belarus[33] 20.5 (0.0205%) 2017
12   Moldova 17.6 (0.0176%) 2008
13   Serbia[34] 24.9 9.0 17.3 (0.0173%) 2011
14   Belgium[35][note 4][36][note 5] 17.0 (0.0170%) 2009
15   Japan[37] (more info) 23.4 10.2 16.8 (0.0168%) 2017
17   Uruguay[38] 16.5 (0.0165%) 2012
18   Croatia[39] 16.3 (0.0163%) 2013
19   Bhutan[40] (more info) 16.2 (0.0162%) 2011
20   Austria 23.8 7.1 15.45 (0.01545%) 2009
21   South Africa[41] 15.4 (0.0154%) 2005
22   Taiwan[42] 20.5 9.7 15.1 (0.0151%) 2011
23   Estonia[43] 27.3 4.5 14.8 (0.0148%) 2010
24   France[43] (more info) 22.8 7.4 14.7 (0.0147%) 2010
25   Suriname 23.9 4.8 14.4 (0.0144%) 2005
  Finland[44] 22.3 6.9 14.4 (0.0144%) 2014
  Europe[45] 23.1 5.8 14.2 (0.0142%) 2008
28   United States[46] (more info) 21.8 6.0 13.9 (0.0126%) 2016
29   Poland 13.8 (0.0138%) 2017
30   Russia[47] (more info) 13.7 (0.0137%) 2017
31   Bosnia and Herzegovina[48] 13.6 (0.0136%) 2012
32   Czech Republic 12.8 (0.0128%) 2010
33   Germany[49] 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[50][51] 19.0 5.8 12.3 (0.0123%) 2014–15
  Hong Kong[52] 16.2 8.8 12.3 (0.0123%) 2011
38   Sweden[53] (more info) 17.3 6.9 12.0 (0.0120%) 2012
  Portugal[36][54] 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[55][note 6] (more info) 18.2 5.1 11.8 (0.0118%) 2011
43   Canada[56] (more info) 16.9 5.3 11.5 (0.0115%) 2009
44   Iceland[57] 18.3 4.6 11.3 (0.0113%) 2009
45   Chile 18.2 4.2 11.2 (0.0112%) 2007
46    Switzerland[58] (more info) 17 5.8 11.2 (0.0112%) 2011
47   Netherlands[36] 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[59] 17.4 3.4 10.3 (0.0103%) 2013
  Singapore[60] 13.3 7.3 10.3 (0.0103%) 2012
52   Australia[61] (more info) 12.0 (0.012%) 2014
53   Slovakia[36] 17.4 2.8 9.9 (0.0099%) 2011
54   China[62] (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[63] (more info) 12.7 4.1 8.3 (0.0083%) 2013
58   Republic of Macedonia[36] 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[36] 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[64] 9.7 2.58 6.03 (0.0613%) 2013
67   Mongolia 8.6 3.1 5.85 (0.0058%) 2011
68   Israel[65] 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[66][67] (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[68] 4.19 (0.00419%) 2013
78   Albania[69] 4.7 3.3 4.0 (0.004%) 2003
  Mexico 6.8 1.3 4.0 (0.004%) 2008
80   Honduras[70] 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[36] 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[71] 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[72] (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[73] 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 alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  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 viceversa.
  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 2012-12-05.
  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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