Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Suicide rates vary by race and ethnicity. In 2016, the rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaska Natives was 21.39 per 100,000 and among whites it was 18.15. In contrast, the suicide rate among Asian/Pacific Islanders was 7.00; the rate for blacks was 6.35; and the rate among Hispanics was 6.38.

See SPRC website section on racial and ethnic groups.

Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, suicide rates peak during adolescence and young adulthood, then decline. This is a very different pattern than the overall age pattern in the United States.