Suicide in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on suicide in the United States

Table of contents

  • 1. Suicide rates
    • Lifetime odds of dying from select causes in the U.S. in 2019

    • Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2019

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2018

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2018, by gender

    • Male suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by age group

    • Female suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019, by age group

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 2017-2018 by age

    • Death rate from suicide in the U.S. by gender and age 2018

    • U.S. states with highest suicide rates 2018

    • Suicide rates among veterans in the U.S. from 2005-2018

  • 2. Thoughts, plans, and attempts
    • U.S. states with highest suicide thoughts percentage in adults 2018-2019

    • Suicidal thoughts among U.S. men 2008-2019

    • Suicidal thoughts among U.S. women 2008-2019

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence or abuse 2019

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by major depressive episode 2019

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by serious psychological distress 2019

    • Suicidal ideation among U.S. college students receiving mental healthcare 2010-2020

    • Veterans who considered suicide before and after joining the military U.S. 2014-2020

  • 3. Methods and causes
    • Distribution of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2018, by method

    • Number of deaths from suicide in the U.S. 2018, by method

    • Number of firearm suicide deaths in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of firearm suicide deaths, by age U.S. 2018

    • Number of firearm suicide deaths, by ethnicity U.S. 2018

    • Share of suicides among U.S. veterans in 2018, by method and gender

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths in 2017, by gender and interpersonal issue

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths with select life stressors in 2017, by gender

    • Distribution of U.S. suicide deaths with select mental illness in 2017, by gender

    • Distribution of U.S. suicides carried out in select locations in 2017, by gender

  • 4. Suicide and adolescents
    • U.S. students who considered attempting suicide 2019

    • Suicides of youth ages 5-18 years in U.S. schools 1992-2017

    • U.S. states with the highest adolescent suicide rates U.S. 2020

    • Number of homicides and suicides of youth at schools, by location U.S. 2017

    • Reasons for receiving specialty mental health services among U.S. youths 2019

    • Share of U.S. LGBTQ youth who considered or attempted suicide in the past year 2020

    • Suicide attempts among U.S. LGBTQ youth who were pressured to change as of 2020

    • U.S. LGBTQ youth who experienced conversion therapy and attempted suicide 2020

  • 5. Hospitalizations
    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2013-2019

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2018-2019, by gender

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2019, by age

  • 6. Public opinion
    • Americans' moral stance towards suicide from 2001 to 2020

    • Americans' moral stance towards doctor-assisted suicide from 2001 to 2020

    • Importance of public dollar in preventing suicide in U.S. 2019

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