Lifestyle > Society > Suicides > Suicides rates and subjective life-evaluations > Suicide rates: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Data on suicide rates are based on official registers on causes of death based on international conventions surrounding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). The rates shown here are standardised using the OECD population structure of 1980, so as to allow controlling for differences in the age structure of the population across countries and over time. Suicide rates are expressed as deaths per 100 000 individuals.
Australia 11.1
Austria 14.5
Belgium 18.4
Canada 10.6
Czech Republic 13
Denmark 11.3
Finland 18.4
France 15.1
Germany 10.3
Greece 2.9
Hungary 22.6
Ireland 11.1
Italy 5.6
Japan 20.3
Mexico 3.8
Netherlands 7.9
New Zealand 12
Norway 10.5
Poland 13.6
Portugal 8.7
Slovakia 11.9
South Korea 18.7
Spain 6.7
Sweden 11.4
Switzerland 16.3
United Kingdom 6.3
United States 10.2


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