Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits
  • Number of emergency department visits for self-inflicted injury: 575,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2015 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 17 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 676 KB]

Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 44,965
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 13.9
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 22,938
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 7.1

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 11,642
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,698
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2016, tables 8, 9 Cdc-pdf[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 30, 2016