In 2020 around 45,940 suicides occurred in United States, 1,538 less than in 2019. In 2020, on average 126 Americans committed suicide every day.
United States reported 13.9 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, above the world average of 9.27 suicides per 100,000 people.
Of the 45,940 recorded suicide cases in 2020, 36,524 were men suicides and 9,416 were women. Men have a high rate of death by suicide compared with women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 22.2 per 100,000 men and for women 5.6 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In United States suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 16,425 homicides in United States, suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 2.8 suicides.