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Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits

  • Number of emergency department visits for self-inflicted injury: 836,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 17 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 41,149
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.0
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 21,175
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 6.7

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 10,062
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.2

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,637
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, table 18 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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