Suicide

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Statista dossier on suicide

This dossier presents facts and figures on suicide (intentional self-harm) in the United States and worldwide. It provides interesting key facts such as suicide rates by certain characteristics, the link to mental health problems, and suicide among adolescents.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Countries with the highest suicide mortality rates worldwide 2016

    • Number of suicides in selected countries by gender 2015

    • Assumed male suicide rate vs. reality in select countries worldwide as of 2017

    • Assumed female suicide rate vs. reality in select countries worldwide as of 2017

  • 2. U.S. characteristics
    • Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2016

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2015

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2015, by gender

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 2014-2015 by age

    • Death rate from suicide in the U.S. by gender and age 2015

    • U.S. states with highest suicide thoughts percentage in adults 2015-2016

    • U.S. states with highest suicide rates 2016

    • Distribution of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2016, by method

    • Number of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2016, by method

    • Number of firearm suicide deaths in the U.S. 1990-2016

  • 3. Mental health/substance abuse
    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence or abuse 2016

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by major depressive episode 2016

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by serious psychological distress 2016

    • Known mental health conditions among U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by diagnoses

    • Mental health status of U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by substance use

    • Mental health status of U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by method

    • Mental health status of U.S. suicide cases in 2015, by suicide event/history

    • Suicidal ideation among U.S. college students receiving mental healthcare 2010-2017

    • U.S. college students that seriously considered suicide as of fall 2017

  • 4. Suicide and adolescents
    • U.S. students who considered attempting suicide 2017, by gender and ethnicity

    • Suicides of youth ages 5-18 years in U.S. schools from 1992-2015

    • U.S. states with the highest adolescent suicide rates U.S. 2018

    • Homicides and suicides of youth at schools in the U.S. 2015

    • Reasons for receiving specialty mental health services among U.S. youths 2016

  • 5. Hospitalizations
    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2013-2016

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2016, by gender

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2016, by age

  • 6. Public opinion
    • Americans' moral stance towards suicide from 2001 to 2018

    • Americans' moral stance towards doctor-assisted suicide from 2001 to 2018

    • Importance of public dollar in preventing suicide in U.S. 2018

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