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 recent years.

From 2000 to 2016, the suicide rate in the United States increased from 10.43 to 13.92 per 100,000. Among males the increase was from 17.11 to 21.83. Among females, the rate increased from 3.99 in 2000 to 6.24 in 2016.

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