In 2017 around 12,490 suicides occurred in Brazil, 1,061 more than in 2016. In 2017, on average 34 Brazilians committed suicide every day.
Brazil reported 6 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, much less than the average suicide in the world, of 9.46 self-harm per 100.000 people.
Of the 12,490 recorded suicide cases in 2017, 9,826 were men suicides and 2,664 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 9.7 per 100,000 men and for women 2.5 per 100,000 female.
Suicide is a very important cause of death in the world and also in Brazil. However, in Brazil in 2017 there were there were 63,895 homicides, many more than suicides. There were 5.1 homicides per suicide.