List of OECD countries by suicide rate

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The 34 OECD member states (as of 2010).
A graph of country totals from the table (suicides per 100,000 people per year, with selected labels).

The following is a List of suicide rates for OECD member nations according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in which a country's rank is determined by its total rate of suicides.

Methodology[edit]

Male and female suicide rates are out of total male population and total female population, respectively (e.g. total number of male suicides divided by total male population). The total rate of suicides is based on the total number of suicides divided by the total population rather than merely the average of the male and female suicide rates, because the gender ratio in most countries is not 1:1. Year refers to the most recent year that data was available for a particular country.

Countries[edit]

Suicides per 100,000 people per year[1]
Rank Country Year Males Females Total
1. South Korea South Korea 2011 39.3 19.7 28.4
2. Hungary Hungary 2009 33.8 8 19.8
3. Japan Japan 2009 29.2 10.5 19.7
4. Finland Finland 2009 26 8.9 17.3
5. Slovenia Slovenia 2009 28.2 6.7 17.2
6. Estonia Estonia 2009 31.2 4.8 16.8
7. Belgium Belgium 2005 24.6 8.4 16.2
8. Switzerland Switzerland 2007 20.6 8.7 14.3
9. France France 2008 21.6 6.8 13.8
10. Poland Poland 2008 23.3 3.5 12.9
11. Austria Austria 2009 19.7 5.2 12
12. Czech Republic Czech Republic 2009 20.1 3.4 11.4
13. Republic of Ireland Ireland 2009 18 4.6 11.3
14. New Zealand New Zealand 2007 17.8 5 11.2
15. Sweden Sweden 2008 16.1 6 11
16. Chile Chile 2007 18.5 4.1 11
17. Norway Norway 2009 15.7 6.2 10.9
18. United States United States 2007 17.1 4.3 10.5
19. Iceland Iceland 2009 16.6 3.9 10.3
20. Canada Canada 2004 15.7 4.9 10.2
21. Denmark Denmark 2006 15.3 5.3 9.9
22. Slovakia Slovak Republic 2011 17.4 2.8 9.9
23. Germany Germany 2006 14.5 4.3 9.1
24. Netherlands Netherlands 2009 11.2 4.6 7.8
25. Luxembourg Luxembourg 2008 13.3 2.7 7.8
26. Australia Australia 2006 11.9 3.3 7.5
27. Portugal Portugal 2009 12.5 2.9 7.3
28. United Kingdom United Kingdom 2009 9.8 2.6 6.2
29. Spain Spain 2008 9.7 2.6 6
30. Israel Israel 2008 8.8 1.6 5
31.  Italy 2007 8 2.1 4.9
32. Mexico Mexico 2008 7.5 1.5 4.4
33. Turkey Turkey 2008 5.36 2.5 3.94
34. Greece Greece 2009 4.8 0.8 2.8

See also[edit]

Nations:

References[edit]