Sub-Saharan Africa Suicide Rate 2000-2022

Suicide mortality rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year per 100,000 population. Crude suicide rate (not age-adjusted).
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2019 was 6.98, a 0.9% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2018 was 7.04, a 1.69% decline from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2017 was 7.16, a 1.3% decline from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2016 was 7.25, a 1.78% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Total
North America 15.66
OECD members 11.95
European Union 11.34
South Asia 11.23
Euro Area 11.15
World 9.17
East Asia & Pacific 7.89
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.98
Latin America & Caribbean 6.20
Sub-Saharan Africa Suicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Total Male Female
2019 6.98 10.64 3.32%
2018 7.04 10.79 3.33%
2017 7.16 10.96 3.39%
2016 7.25 11.03 3.50%
2015 7.39 11.21 3.57%
2014 7.53 11.39 3.68%
2013 7.72 11.66 3.79%
2012 7.83 11.76 3.92%
2011 7.99 11.83 4.13%
2010 8.24 12.15 4.36%
2009 8.48 12.45 4.54%
2008 8.50 12.48 4.60%
2007 8.41 12.36 4.53%
2006 8.44 12.39 4.56%
2005 8.54 12.52 4.58%
2004 8.62 12.64 4.65%
2003 8.77 12.84 4.73%
2002 8.86 13.01 4.78%
2001 8.99 13.20 4.84%
2000 9.24 13.54 4.97%