In 2019 around 1,761 suicides occurred in Belgium, 59 less than in 2018. In 2019, on average 5 Belgians committed suicide every day.
Belgium reported 15.11 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the world average of 9.35 suicides per 100,000 people.
Belgium is a country with a high rate of suicide.
Of the 1,761 recorded suicide cases in 2019, 1,291 were men suicides and 470 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 22.46 per 100,000 men and for women 7.96 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In Belgium suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 193 homicides in Belgium, the number of suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 9.1 suicides.