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 2017

    • 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

    • Increased risk of suicide for select mental health disorders worldwide as of 2015

    • Share of mental health programs worldwide by main type 2017

  • 2. U.S. characteristics
    • Rates of the leading causes of death in the U.S. 2017

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2017

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 1950-2017, by gender

    • Death rate for suicide in the U.S. 2016-2017 by age

    • Death rate from suicide in the U.S. by gender and age 2017

    • U.S. states with highest suicide thoughts percentage in adults 2016-2017

    • U.S. states with highest suicide rates 2017

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

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

    • Number of firearm suicide deaths in the U.S. 1990-2017

  • 3. Thoughts, plans, and attempts
    • Suicidal thoughts among U.S. men 2008-2018

    • Suicidal thoughts among U.S. women 2008-2018

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by substance dependence or abuse 2018

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by major depressive episode 2018

    • Suicide thoughts among U.S. adults by serious psychological distress 2018

    • Suicidal ideation among U.S. college students receiving mental healthcare 2010-2018

    • U.S. college students that seriously considered suicide as of fall 2018

    • Veterans who considered suicide before and after joining the military U.S. 2014-2018

  • 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 1992-2016

    • U.S. states with the highest adolescent suicide rates U.S. 2019

    • Homicides and suicides of youth at schools in the U.S. 2016

    • Reasons for receiving specialty mental health services among U.S. youths 2018

    • Share of U.S. LGBTQ youth who considered or attempted suicide in the past year 2018

    • Suicide attempts among U.S. LGBTQ youth who were pressured to change as of 2018

    • U.S. LGBTQ youth who experienced conversion therapy and attempted suicide 2018

  • 5. Hospitalizations
    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2013-2018

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2017-2018, by gender

    • Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2018, 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. 2019

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