Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury

Data are for the U.S.

Emergency department visits
Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 47,173
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 14.5
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 23,854
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 7.3

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 13,075
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 4.0

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,554
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.0

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, tables 8, 9 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 30, 2016