World 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).
  • World suicide rate for 2019 was 9.17, a 1.1% decline from 2018.
  • World suicide rate for 2018 was 9.27, a 0.41% increase from 2017.
  • World suicide rate for 2017 was 9.24, a 1.13% decline from 2016.
  • World suicide rate for 2016 was 9.34, a 1.38% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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
World Suicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Total Male Female
2019 9.17 12.58 5.68%
2018 9.27 12.76 5.72%
2017 9.24 12.78 5.66%
2016 9.34 12.86 5.73%
2015 9.47 13.03 5.87%
2014 9.73 13.37 6.00%
2013 10.00 13.68 6.24%
2012 10.26 14.01 6.44%
2011 10.59 14.30 6.77%
2010 10.80 14.60 6.97%
2009 10.98 14.86 7.05%
2008 11.19 15.10 7.19%
2007 11.31 15.15 7.37%
2006 11.57 15.45 7.64%
2005 11.99 15.95 7.94%
2004 12.07 16.05 8.01%
2003 12.13 16.16 8.05%
2002 12.19 16.15 8.16%
2001 12.44 16.26 8.56%
2000 12.96 16.72 9.13%