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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: 383,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2013 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 16 [PDF – 521 KB]

Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 44,193
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.7
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 22,018
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 6.7

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 11,855
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,816
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, tables 6, 7 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

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