Sub-Saharan Africa Suicide Rate 2000-2024

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 6.97, a 0.89% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2018 was 7.03, a 1.68% decline from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2017 was 7.15, a 1.42% decline from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa suicide rate for 2016 was 7.26, a 1.81% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Total
North America 15.66
OECD members 11.96
European Union 11.34
South Asia 11.22
Euro Area 11.15
World 9.16
East Asia & Pacific 7.89
Sub-Saharan Africa 6.97
Latin America & Caribbean 6.20
Sub-Saharan Africa Suicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Total Male Female
2019 6.97 10.62 3.32%
2018 7.03 10.76 3.33%
2017 7.15 10.92 3.39%
2016 7.26 11.02 3.50%
2015 7.39 11.20 3.58%
2014 7.53 11.36 3.68%
2013 7.71 11.63 3.79%
2012 7.82 11.73 3.92%
2011 7.98 11.80 4.13%
2010 8.24 12.12 4.37%
2009 8.48 12.41 4.55%
2008 8.51 12.45 4.61%
2007 8.42 12.33 4.54%
2006 8.45 12.37 4.57%
2005 8.56 12.50 4.59%
2004 8.65 12.63 4.67%
2003 8.80 12.83 4.75%
2002 8.89 13.00 4.80%
2001 9.02 13.19 4.86%
2000 9.28 13.55 4.99%