Suicide Deaths in the United States

Suicides consistently outnumber homicides. The suicide rate is trending up, while the homicide rate (which had been trending down) has shown a slight increase in 2015.

Between 2000 and 2015, the suicide rate in the United States rose from 10.40 to 13.75 per 100,000. Over the same time period, the suicide rate for males increased from 17.06 to 21.48. Among females, the rate rose from 3.99 to 6.25. At the start of this period, men died by suicide at about four times the rate of women but the gap has been closing. Men now die by suicide at about three and a half times the rate of women.

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