List of countries by suicide rate

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The following is a list of suicide rates by country according to data from the World Health Organization, in which a country's rank is determined by its total rate deaths officially recorded as suicides in the most recent available year, last updated in 2011. The WHO statistics are based on the official reports from each respective country, and therefore, no more accurate than the record-keeping in the specific country.

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.

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Suicides per 100,000 people per year[1]






RankCountryMaleFemaleTotalYear
1 Lithuania[2] (more info)54.611.631.62011
2 South Korea[3] (more info)41.421.031.22010
3 Guyana (more info)39.013.426.42006
4 Kazakhstan (more info)43.09.425.62008
5 Belarus[4][5]25.32010
6 Hungary[6]37.48.521.72009
7 Japan (more info)[7]33.514.623.82011
8 Latvia33.84.017.52009
9 People's Republic of China [8]
(more info)
22.232011
10 Slovenia29.33.017.22010
11 Sri Lanka[9](more info)21.61996
12 Russia[10]21.42011
13 Ukraine (more info)37.87.021.22009
14 Serbia and Montenegro28.411.119.52006
15 Estonia20.67.318.12008
16 Switzerland15.76.511.12007
17 Croatia24.36.614.72009
18 Belgium[note 1][6]26.59.317.62009
19 Finland[11]25.78.116.82010
20 Moldova30.15.617.42008
21 France (more info)23.57.515.02009
22 Uruguay26.06.315.82004
23 South Africa[12]25.35.615.42005
24 Austria20.95.712.82009
25 Poland28.03.815.42010
26 Hong Kong19.010.714.62009
27 Suriname23.94.814.42005
28 Czech Republic22.14.112.82010
29 New Zealand[13]20.36.513.22008
30 Sweden17.77.112.32009
31 Cuba19.05.512.32008
32 Bulgaria18.86.212.32008
33 Romania21.03.512.02009
34 Norway17.36.511.92009
35 Denmark17.56.411.92006
36 Ireland19.04.711.82009
37 Bosnia and Herzegovina20.33.311.81991
38 United States[14] (more info)19.25.012.02009
39 Canada17.35.411.32004
40 Iceland[15]17.94.511.32009
41 Chile18.24.211.12007
42 Trinidad and Tobago17.93.810.72006
43 India (more info)13.07.810.52009
44 Singapore12.97.710.32006
45 Slovakia[6]19.81.910.32009
46 Australia[16]14.94.59.72009
47 Germany[6]15.64.79.92009
48 Kyrgyzstan14.13.68.82009
49 Turkmenistan13.83.58.61998
50 Netherlands [6]12.05.08.52009
51 Republic of Macedonia[6]12.63.98.02009
52 El Salvador12.93.68.02008
53 Portugal[6]13.23.47.92008
54 Zimbabwe10.65.27.91990
55 Luxembourg[6]13.22.97.82008
56 Thailand12.03.87.82002
57 Argentina12.63.07.72008
58 Spain11.93.47.62008
59 Puerto Rico13.22.07.42005
60 Ecuador10.53.67.12009
61 United Kingdom10.93.06.92009
62 Mauritius11.81.96.82008
63 Iran[17]7.65.16.42001
64 Italy10.02.86.32007
65 Costa Rica10.21.96.12009
66 Israel[18]9.92.15.82007
67 Nicaragua9.02.65.82006
68 Panama9.01.95.52008
69 Colombia7.92.04.92007
70 Brazil7.72.04.82008
71 Uzbekistan7.02.34.72005
72 Seychelles8.90.04.62008
73 Georgia7.11.74.32009
74 Albania[19]4.73.34.02003
75 Mexico6.81.34.02008
76 Turkey[20]5.362.503.942008
77 Bahrain4.03.53.82006
78 Belize6.60.73.72008
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines5.41.93.72008
80 Paraguay5.12.03.62008
81 Cyprus[6]5.91.33.62009
82 Guatemala5.61.73.62008
83 Barbados7.30.03.52006
84 Greece6.11.03.52009
85 Malta5.91.03.42008
86 Venezuela5.31.23.22007
87 Tajikistan2.92.32.62001
88 Saint Lucia4.90.02.42005
89 Dominican Republic3.90.72.32005
90 Philippines2.51.72.11993
91 Armenia2.81.11.92008
92 Kuwait1.91.71.82009
93 The Bahamas1.90.61.22005
94 Jordan0.00.01.12009
95 Peru1.10.60.92000
96 São Tomé and Príncipe0.01.80.91987
97 Pakistan [21]3.40.50.882012
98 Azerbaijan1.00.30.62007
99 Maldives0.70.00.32005
100 Jamaica0.30.00.11990
101 Syria0.20.00.11985
102 Egypt0.10.00.12009
103 Grenada0.00.00.02008
104 Honduras0.00.00.01978
105 Saint Kitts and Nevis0.00.00.01995
106 Antigua and Barbuda0.00.00.01995
107 Haiti0.00.00.02003

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.

References

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  9. ^ Only the combined rate for both genders is available for 1996. Full statistics for both genders were last available for 1991 when the rate was men: 44.6, women: 16.8
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