In Malawi there were 5.23 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, much less than the average suicide in the world, of 9.57 self-harm per 100.000 people.
Of the 947 recorded suicide cases in 2015, 728 were men suicides and 218 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 8.83 per 100,000 men and for women 2.57 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In Malawi suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 279 homicides in Malawi, the number of suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 3.4 suicides.