In 2015 around 787 suicides occurred in Papua New Guinea, 2 more than in 2014. On average, there are 2 suicides per day.
Papua New Guinea reported 9.71 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, above the world average of 9.56 suicides per 100,000 people.
Of the 787 recorded suicide cases in 2015, 588 were men suicides and 199 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 14.22 per 100,000 men and for women 5.01 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In Papua New Guinea suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 713 homicides in Papua New Guinea, there are more suicides than homicides. For every homicide there were 1.1 suicides.