In 2018 around 996 suicides occurred in Portugal, 65 less than in 2017. On average, there are 3 suicides per day.
Portugal reported 9.69 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, above the world average of 9.39 suicides per 100,000 people.
Of the 996 recorded suicide cases in 2018, 737 were men suicides and 259 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 15.19 per 100,000 men and for women 4.77 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In Portugal suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 81 homicides in Portugal, the number of suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 12.3 suicides.