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Suicides South Africa 2015

South Africa has a low suicide rate

By 2015, suicides in South Africa increased by 100 people to at 482 suicides In South Africa, on average, at least one suicide happens every day.

In South Africa there were 0.9 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, much less than the average suicide in the world, of 9.56 self-harm per 100.000 people.

South Africa has a low suicide rate compared to other countries.

Of the 482 recorded suicide cases in 2015, 377 were men suicides and 105 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 1.4 per 100,000 men and for women 0.4 per 100,000 female.

Suicide is a very important cause of death in the world and also in South Africa. However, in South Africa in 2015 there were there were 18,673 homicides, many more than suicides. There were 38.7 homicides per suicide.

Related data:

South Africa - Intentional self-harm
DateFemale suicidesMale suicidesSuicidesFemale suicide rateMale suicide rateSuicide rate
20151053774820.401.400.90
20141214615820.401.701.10
20131204705900.401.801.10
20121153764910.401.500.90
2011752843590.301.100.70
2010943003940.401.200.80
2009922803720.401.100.70
2008963464420.401.400.90
20071043164200.401.300.90
2006974175140.401.801.10
20051013604610.401.601.00
2004892983870.401.300.80
2003641942580.300.900.60
2002471902370.200.900.50
2001723133850.301.400.80
2000582092670.300.900.60
1999612202810.301.000.60
1998431411840.200.700.40
199722821040.100.400.20
1996301141440.100.500.30
South Africa - Intentional self-harm
South Africa - Intentional self-harm