South Africa Suicide Rate 2000-2021

Suicide mortality rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year per 100,000 population. Crude suicide rate (not age-adjusted).
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2019 was 23.50, a 2.49% decline from 2018.
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2018 was 24.10, a 4.37% decline from 2017.
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2017 was 25.20, a 3.28% increase from 2016.
  • South Africa suicide rate for 2016 was 24.40, a 0.41% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Total
Guyana 40.30
Suriname 25.40
Russia 25.10
South Africa 23.50
Belarus 21.20
Montenegro 21.00
Kazakhstan 17.60
Botswana 16.10
Cuba 14.50
Samoa 12.60
Serbia 11.40
Bosnia 10.90
Romania 9.70
Namibia 9.70
Bulgaria 9.70
Mauritius 9.50
North Macedonia 9.40
Fiji 9.00
Thailand 8.80
Gabon 8.40
China 8.10
Costa Rica 8.10
Equatorial Guinea 7.90
St. Lucia 7.90
Ecuador 7.60
Belize 7.10
Brazil 6.90
Paraguay 6.00
Guatemala 5.90
Turkmenistan 5.70
Malaysia 5.70
Mexico 5.30
Iran 5.20
Dominican Republic 4.90
Libya 4.50
Albania 4.30
Azerbaijan 4.10
Colombia 3.90
Tonga 3.80
Iraq 3.60
Armenia 3.30
Peru 2.80
Lebanon 2.80
Maldives 2.70
Algeria 2.50
Jamaica 2.40
Turkey 2.40
Venezuela 2.10
Jordan 1.60
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1.00
Grenada 0.70
South Africa Suicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Total Male Female
2019 23.50 37.60 9.80%
2018 24.10 39.00 9.70%
2017 25.20 40.80 10.00%
2016 24.40 39.20 10.10%
2015 24.50 39.50 9.90%
2014 24.10 38.70 9.80%
2013 23.70 38.10 9.70%
2012 22.90 36.00 10.10%
2011 22.40 34.10 11.00%
2010 24.60 37.30 12.30%
2009 26.70 40.90 13.00%
2008 26.70 40.90 12.90%
2007 24.60 38.00 11.50%
2006 23.60 36.60 10.90%
2005 24.40 37.50 11.50%
2004 24.60 37.70 11.90%
2003 25.10 38.50 12.10%
2002 24.30 37.60 11.30%
2001 23.00 36.20 10.20%
2000 22.40 35.50 9.70%