Causes of Suicide


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Cause statistics for Suicide: The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Suicide:

  • 55% of cases were committed with a firearm America (National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • Suicide cause statistics for men in Canada:
    • 3,019 male deaths using guns in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 2,612 male deaths by hanging in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 811 male deaths by poisoning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 991 male deaths using gases or vapours in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 372 male deaths by jumping in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 266 male deaths by drowning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 159 male deaths by cutting or piercing in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • Suicide cause statistics for women in Canada:
    • 195 female deaths using guns in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 492 female deaths by hanging in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 827 female deaths by poisoning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 253 female deaths using gases or vapours in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 150 female deaths by jumping in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 156 female deaths by drowning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 37 female deaths by cutting or piercing in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)

Cause details for Suicide: Suicide by firearms was the most common method for both men and women, accounting for 58% of all suicides 1

Suicide as a complication: Other conditions that might have Suicide as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Suicide. The list of conditions listing Suicide as a complication in our database includes:

Suicide as a symptom: Conditions listing Suicide as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Suicide. The list of conditions listing Suicide as a symptom in our database includes:

Causes of Suicide: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Suicide:

Related information for causes of Suicide: Further relevant information on causes of Suicide may be found in the risk factors for Suicide and underlying causes of Suicide.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH

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