This map shows current worldwide Suicide Rate in each countries. Suicide is the act of deliberately killing oneself.
Current Average World Suicide Rate: 10.07 per 100,000 people
Facts about suicide
One million approximate number of suicides worldwide each year.
- Every 40 seconds somebody dies by suicide.
- 60 per cent increase in worldwide suicide rates in last 45 years.
- 20 numbers of failed suicide attempts for each successful one.
- Women are more likely than man to attempt suicide, while men are much more likely to succeed.
What Cause Suicide?
Risk factors for suicide include mental disorder (such as depression, personality disorder, alcohol dependence, or schizophrenia), and some physical illnesses, such as neurological disorders, cancer, and HIV infection are a major risk factor for suicide in Europe and North America; however, in Asian countries impulsiveness plays an important role. Suicide is complex with psychological, social, biological, cultural and environmental factors involved.
How can suicide be prevented?
Not all suicides can be prevented, but a majority can. There are a number of measures that can be taken at community and national levels to reduce the risk, including:
- Education about suicide is one of the most important steps in preventing it.
- Strategies involving restriction of access to common methods of suicide, such as firearms or toxic substances like pesticides, have proved to be effective in reducing suicide rates; however, there is a need to adopt multi-sectoral approaches involving many levels of intervention and activities.
- There is compelling evidence indicating that adequate prevention and treatment of depression and alcohol and substance abuse can reduce suicide rates, as well as follow-up contact with those who have attempted suicide.
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Most recent year available; as of 2012
8 years ago