Additional facts about suicide in the US
- The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2018 was 14.2 per 100,000 individuals.
- The rate of suicide is highest in middle-aged white men.
- In 2018, men died by suicide 3.56x more often than women.
- On average, there are 132 suicides per day.
- White males accounted for 69.67% of suicide deaths in 2018.
- In 2018, firearms accounted for 50.57% of all suicide deaths.
You’re not alone
Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.
If you need help now – Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.
Suicide Rates in the United States
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Showing state info for:2009201020112012201320142015201620172018Years11.81212.212.412.612.81313.213.413.613.81414.2Rate per 100,000 Individuals
- Suicide rates by age
- Suicide rates by race/ethnicity
- Suicide methods
In 2018, the suicide rates were higher among adults ages 45 to 54 years (20.04 per 100,000) and 55 to 64 years (20.20 per 100,000), with the rate highest among adults ages 52 to 59 years (21.56 per 100,000). Younger groups have had consistently lower suicide rates than middle-aged and older adults. In 2018, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 14.45.
Suicide rates by age
2009201020112012201320142015201620172018Years2468101214161820Rate per 100,000 Individuals
Public policy priorities
Learn more about our top Federal and State policy priorities for suicide prevention.