In Uruguay there were 16.8 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the world average of 9.56 suicides per 100,000 people.
Uruguay is a country with a high rate of suicide.
Of the 583 recorded suicide cases in 2015, 454 were men suicides and 129 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 27.57 per 100,000 men and for women 7.3 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In Uruguay suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 293 homicides in Uruguay, suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 2 suicides.