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Suicides South Korea 2017

South Korea has a very high suicide rate

In 2017 occurred 12,463 suicides in South Korea. This year, 629 fewer people committed suicide than in 2016. In 2017, on average 34 South Koreans committed suicide every day.

South Korea had 24.2 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the world average of 9.46 suicides per 100,000 people.

South Korea has a very high suicide rate compared to other countries.

Of the 12,463 recorded suicide cases in 2017, 8,922 were men suicides and 3,541 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 34.6 per 100,000 men and for women 13.8 per 100,000 female. In spite of this, it is one of the countries with the highest female suicide rate in the world.

Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In South Korea suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 301 homicides in South Korea, the number of suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 41.4 suicides.

Related data:

South Korea - Intentional self-harm
DateFemale suicidesMale suicidesSuicidesFemale suicide rateMale suicide rateSuicide rate
20173,5418,92212,46313.8034.6024.20
20163,8499,24313,09215.1036.0025.50
20153,9549,55913,51315.5037.4026.50
20144,1009,73613,83616.2038.3027.30
20134,36710,06014,42717.4039.8028.60
20124,5389,62214,16018.1038.2028.20
20115,04010,86615,90620.3043.3031.90
20105,23710,32915,56621.2041.5031.40
20095,4769,93615,41222.3040.1031.30
20084,5988,26012,85818.9033.5026.20
20074,4277,74712,17418.3031.6025.00
20063,4267,22710,65314.2029.7022.00
20053,9858,02612,01116.6033.1024.90
20043,6137,87911,49215.1032.5023.90
20033,3847,51410,89814.2031.2022.80
20022,6725,9408,61211.3024.8018.10
20012,0594,8526,9118.8020.3014.60
20001,9634,4816,4448.4018.9013.70
19992,1074,9687,0759.1021.2015.20
19982,3696,2008,56910.3026.6018.50
19971,8614,1616,0228.2018.0013.10
19961,8154,0415,8568.0017.6012.90
19951,5213,3194,8406.8014.6010.70
19941,3502,8624,2126.1012.709.40
19931,2762,8484,1245.8012.809.30
19921,0662,4673,5334.9011.208.10
19919302,1393,0694.309.807.10
19909622,1973,1594.5010.207.40
19898992,1243,0234.309.907.10
19888312,1182,9494.0010.007.00
19879012,4003,3014.4011.507.90
19868902,5683,4584.4012.408.40
19859982,6913,6894.9013.109.00
South Korea - Intentional self-harm
South Korea - Intentional self-harm