List of countries by suicide rate


List of countries by suicide rate
Deaths for self inflicted injuries per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004.[1]
  no data
  less than 3
  3–6
  6–9
  9–12
  12–15
  15–18
  18–21
  21–24
  24–27
  27–30
  30–33
  more than 33
Suicide rate in Hungary (1950-2010), 1984: 46.1 suicides per 100,000 people, it was the highest rate in recorded human history. Since fall of communism (started in the mid-1980s) suicide rate is decreasing rapidly.

The following is a list of suicide rates by country according to data from the World Health Organization from 2008 in which a country's rank is determined by its total rate deaths officially recorded as suicides.[citation needed] 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. Year refers to the most recent year that data was available for a particular country.

Contents

List

Suicides per 100,000 people per year[2]






Rank Country Male Female Total Year
1  Lithuania 58.5 8.8 31.5 2009
2  South Korea[3] (more info) 41.4 21.0 31.2 2010
3  Kazakhstan 46.2 9.0 26.9 2007
4  Belarus[4][5] N/A N/A 25.3 2010
5  Japan (more info)[6][7] 36.5 14.3 24.6 2010
6  Russia[8] N/A N/A 23.5 2010
7  Guyana 33.8 11.6 22.9 2005
8  Ukraine[9] 40.9 7.0 22.6 2005
9  Hungary[10] 37.1 8.8 21.8 2009
10  Sri Lanka[11] N/A N/A 21.6 1996
11  Latvia[10] 37.6 6.7 20.7 2009
12  Slovenia[12] 32.1 7.9 19.8 2008
13  Serbia and Montenegro 28.4 11.1 19.5 2006
14  Finland[10] 27.3 9.5 18.3 2009
15  Belgium[note 1][10] 26.5 9.3 17.6 2009
16  France 25.5 9.0 17.0 2006
17  Estonia[10] 29.1 6.2 16.5 2008
18  Sweden 26.0 6.3 15.8 2007
19  Moldova 28.0 4.3 15.7 2007
20  South Africa[13] 25.3 5.6 15.4 2005
21  Hong Kong [14] 18.4 9.8 13.8 2009
22  Poland 26.8 4.4 15.2 2006
23  Switzerland[10] 21.8 9.1 15.1 2007
24  Croatia[10] 26.1 5.5 15.0 2009
25  Suriname 23.9 4.8 14.4 2005
26  Uruguay 18.1 8.3 13.2 2004
27  Seychelles[15] N/A N/A 13.2 1998
28  New Zealand[16] 20.3 6.5 13.2 2008
29  Austria[10] 20.9 5.7 12.8 2009
30  Czech Republic[10] 21.8 3.7 12.4 2009
31  Cuba 19.6 4.9 12.3 2006
32  Trinidad and Tobago 20.4 4.0 12.0 2002
33  Bosnia and Herzegovina 20.3 3.3 11.8 1991
34  Canada[17] 17.9 5.4 11.6 2005
35  Ireland[10] 18.6 4.7 11.6 2009
36  Norway 16.8 6.0 11.4 2006
37  Romania 18.9 4.0 11.3 2007
38  Iceland[18] 17.9 4.5 11.3 2009
39  United States (more info) 17.7 4.5 11.1 2005
40  Denmark[10] 16.0 5.7 10.6 2006
41  India (more info) 12.2 9.1 10.6 1998
42  Mauritius 16.0 4.8 10.4 2007
43  Singapore 12.9 7.7 10.3 2006
44  Slovakia[10] 19.8 1.9 10.3 2009
45  Australia[19] 14.9 4.5 9.7 2009
46  United Kingdom 17.7 5.4 11.3 2008
47  Chile 17.4 3.4 10.3 2005
48  Bulgaria[10] 16.3 4.6 10.1 2008
49  Germany[10] 15.1 4.4 9.5 2009
50  Kyrgyzstan 14.4 3.7 9.0 2006
51  Turkmenistan 13.8 3.5 8.6 1998
52  Netherlands [10] 12.0 5.0 8.5 2009
53  Costa Rica 13.2 2.5 8.0 2006
54  Republic of Macedonia[10] 12.6 3.9 8.0 2009
55  Portugal[10] 13.2 3.4 7.9 2008
56  Argentina 12.7 3.4 7.9 2005
57  Zimbabwe 10.6 5.2 7.9 1990
58  Luxembourg[10] 13.2 2.9 7.8 2008
59  Thailand 12.0 3.8 7.8 2002
60  Saint Lucia 10.4 5.0 7.7 2002
61  Belize 13.4 1.6 7.6 2001
62  Puerto Rico 13.2 2.0 7.4 2005
63  Nicaragua 11.1 3.3 7.2 2005
64  Ecuador 9.1 4.5 6.8 2006
65  El Salvador 10.2 3.7 6.8 2006
66  People's Republic of China [20]
(more info)
19.7 8 13.85 2008
67  Malta 12.3 0.5 6.4 2007
68  Spain[10] 11.4 3.3 7.3 2009
69  Grenada 9.8 1.9 5.9 2005
70  Israel[21] 9.9 2.1 5.8 2007
71  Panama 10.4 0.8 5.7 2006
72  Italy[10] 8.4 2.3 5.2 2007
73  Colombia 7.8 2.1 4.9 2005
74  Uzbekistan 7.0 2.3 4.7 2005
75  Brazil 7.3 1.9 4.6 2005
76  Paraguay 5.5 2.7 4.1 2004
77  Albania[22] 4.7 3.3 4.0 2008
78  Mexico 6.8 1.3 4.0 2008
79  Turkey[23] 5.36 2.50 3.94 2008
80  Venezuela 6.1 1.4 3.8 2005
81  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7.3 0.0 3.7 2004
82  Cyprus[10] 5.9 1.3 3.6 2009
83  Bahrain 4.9 0.5 3.1 1988
84  Greece[10] 5.2 0.9 3.0 2009
85  Tajikistan 2.9 2.3 2.6 2001
86  Armenia 3.9 1.0 2.4 2006
87  Guatemala 3.6 1.1 2.3 2006
88  Georgia 3.4 1.1 2.2 2001
89  Philippines 2.5 1.7 2.1 1993
90  Kuwait 2.5 1.4 2.0 2002
91  Pakistan [24] 2.0 2008
92  Egypt 0.1 0.0 0.0 1987
93  Dominican Republic 2.6 0.6 1.6 2004
94  Jordan 0.0 0.0 1.1 2009
95  The Bahamas 1.9 0.0 1.0 2002
96  Peru 1.1 0.6 0.9 2000
97  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.0 1.8 0.9 1987
98  Barbados 1.4 0.0 0.7 2001
99  Azerbaijan 1.0 0.3 0.6 2007
100  Maldives 0.7 0.0 0.3 2005
101  Iran 0.3 0.1 0.2 1991
102  Jamaica 0.3 0.0 0.1 1990
103  Syria 0.2 0.0 0.1 1985
104  Honduras 0.0 0.0 0.0 1978
105  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 0.0 0.0 1995
106  Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 0.0 0.0 1995
107  Haiti 0.0 0.0 0.0 2003

Notes

  1. ^ Recently released figures by official Belgian authorities suggest a considerably higher rate of 53.1 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 1st January 2009)."Toenemend aantal zelfdodingen in Belgie". 2011. http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/5036/Binnenland/article/detail/1216317/2011/02/01/Toenemend-aantal-zelfdodingen-in-Belgie.dhtml. 

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