Distribution of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2017, by method

Distribution of deaths from suicide in the U.S. in 2017, by method

by John Elflein, last edited May 21, 2019
Distribution of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2017, by method This statistic shows the distribution of deaths from suicide in the United States during 2017, sorted by method of suicide. In that year, over half of all suicides among males in the U.S. were conducted by the use of firearms. The death rate for suicide in the U.S. for males has remained higher than that of females for the entire period between 1950 to 2016.
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Distribution of deaths from suicide in the U.S. in 2017, by method

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FirearmSuffocationPoisoningOther
Male56%27.7%9%7.3%
Female31.2%27.9%31.4%9.6%
FirearmSuffocationPoisoningOther
Male56%27.7%9%7.3%
Female31.2%27.9%31.4%9.6%
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by John Elflein, last edited May 21, 2019
This statistic shows the distribution of deaths from suicide in the United States during 2017, sorted by method of suicide. In that year, over half of all suicides among males in the U.S. were conducted by the use of firearms. The death rate for suicide in the U.S. for males has remained higher than that of females for the entire period between 1950 to 2016.
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