South Africa Suicide Rate 2000-2021

Suicide mortality rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year per 100,000 population. Crude suicide rate (not age-adjusted).
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2016 was 11.60, a 1.69% decline from 2015.
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2015 was 11.80, a 3.28% decline from 2010.
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2010 was 12.20, a 3.39% increase from 2005.
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2005 was 11.80, a 1.72% increase from 2000.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Total
Russia 31.00
Guyana 29.20
Belarus 26.20
Suriname 22.80
Kazakhstan 22.50
Equatorial Guinea 16.40
Serbia 15.60
Thailand 14.40
Cuba 13.90
South Africa 11.60
Bulgaria 11.50
Romania 10.40
Montenegro 10.30
Dominican Republic 9.90
China 9.70
Paraguay 9.50
Botswana 9.30
Bosnia 8.80
Namibia 8.70
Costa Rica 7.90
North Macedonia 7.90
St. Lucia 7.80
Mauritius 7.80
Turkey 7.30
Colombia 7.20
Gabon 7.10
Ecuador 7.10
Turkmenistan 6.70
Armenia 6.60
Brazil 6.50
Albania 6.30
Malaysia 5.50
Libya 5.20
Mexico 5.10
Fiji 5.00
Peru 4.90
Belize 4.70
Samoa 4.40
Iran 4.10
Venezuela 3.70
Tonga 3.50
Lebanon 3.30
Algeria 3.20
Iraq 3.00
Jordan 2.90
Guatemala 2.70
Azerbaijan 2.60
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2.40
Maldives 2.30
Jamaica 2.20
Grenada 1.70
South Africa Suicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Total Male Female
2016 11.60 18.70 4.70%
2015 11.80 19.00 4.80%
2010 12.20 19.20 5.40%
2005 11.80 18.20 5.60%
2000 11.60 17.70 5.70%