Suicide and Self-Harm Injury

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits
  • Number of emergency department visits for self-harm injury: 312,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2018 National Summary Tables, table 16pdf icon

Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 47,511
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.5
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER 

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 23,941
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 7.3

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER 

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 13,563
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.1

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER 

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,125
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.9

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2019) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: September 13, 2021