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The following are lists of countries by suicide rate as published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other sources.[note 1]

Map of the suicide rate (age-standardized, per 100,000 population) in the world as of 2019.
  •   > 30
  •   20–30
  •   15–20
  •   10–15
  •   5–10
  •   0–5
  •   Data unavailable

About one person in 5,000–15,000 dies by suicide every year, with an estimated global rate of 10.5 per 100,000 population[3] down from 11.6 in 2008.[4] In high-income modernized countries male and female rates of suicidal behaviors differ much compared to those in the rest of the world: while women are reportedly more prone to suicidal thoughts, rates of suicide are higher among men, which has been described as a "silent epidemic".[5][6][7][8][9]

A study in 2019 found that between 1990 and 2016 global age-standardized suicide rates fell by a third; the rates in 2016 were about 16 deaths per 100,000 men and 7 deaths per 100,000 women. Women experienced a greater decrease compared with men over the study period.[10][11]

In much of the world, suicide is stigmatized and condemned for religious or cultural reasons. In some countries, suicidal behavior is a criminal offence punishable by law. Suicide is therefore often a secretive act surrounded by taboo, and may be unrecognized, misclassified or deliberately hidden in official records of death.[5]

World Health Organization (2002)

As such, suicide rates may be higher than measured, with men more at risk of committing suicide than women across nearly all cultures and backgrounds.[12] Suicide prevention and intervention is an important topic for all peoples, according to the WHO.[13]