Suicide and Self-Harm Injury

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits
Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 48,344
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.8
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER 

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 24,432
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 7.5

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER 

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 13,840
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.2

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER 

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,237
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.9

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: November 17, 2020