Suicide Deaths in the United States

Suicides consistently outnumber homicides. The suicide rate is trending up, while the homicide rate is trending down.

Between 2000 and 2014, the suicide rate in the United States rose from 10.43 (per 100,000) to 13.41. Over the same time period, the suicide rate for males went from 17.11 to 21.20. Among females, the rate rose from 4.00 to 5.97. Overall, men die by suicide at four times the rate of women.

Suicide rates are generally higher in Western states and in rural areas.