25 Countries With The Highest Suicide Rates In The World

Posted by , Updated on February 21, 2015


You are about to see 25 countries with the highest suicide rates in the world. According to the World Health Organization, every 40 seconds, a person commits suicide somewhere in the world. While most countries with high suicide rates are poor, there are also a surprising few, highly-developed and rich nations which rank very high in this sad statistics. Generally, committing suicide is about three times more common in men than in women. with poisoning, hanging and firearms being the most common methods. See which with countries have the highest suicide rates in the world and lets hope this trend ends.


Kazakhstan – 23.8 (40.6 men – 9.3 women)


In Kazakhstan, a large country located in Central Asia, suicide is a common cause of unnatural death and a long term social issue. According to the 2011 report of WHO, of all the people reported dead due to suicide worldwide every year, 3.23% belong to Kazakhstan. In this country, suicide is a major problem especially among young people and students. It has the highest number of suicides among girls aged 15 to 19 in the world.


Nepal – 24.9 (30.1 men – 20.0 women)


Nepal, a little mountainous country in South Asia, has regularly been ranking among the countries with the highest suicide rate but there has been a new, unfortunate trend in the suicidal behavior in this country. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of suicide attempts among Nepalese women with 20 women out of 100,000 people killing themselves.


United Republic of Tanzania – 24.9 (31.6 men – 18.3 women)

United Republic of Tanzania

Many of Tanzania´s 45 million inhabitants suffer from various major problems including poverty, hunger, violence, lack of health care facilities, spread of HIV infection etc., which contributes to the very high suicide rate in this East African country. Suicidal behavior is sadly frequent even among children and students who often try to take their lives due to family problems, stress, school failures and other reasons.


Mozambique – 27.4 (34.2 men – 21.1 women)


In Mozambique, a Southeast African country occupying over 800,000 square kilometers (310,000 square miles), more than 27 out of 100,000 local people decide to end their lives. Lacking sufficient medical care, the Mozambicans have one of the shortest life expectancy in the world. HIV/AIDS and other diseases also contribute to the extremely high suicide rate in the country with over 3,000 people killing themselves every year here.


Suriname – 27.8 (44.5 men – 11.9 women)


Suriname is one of only two South American countries that have ranked in this sad statistic. Populated by just over 570,000 people, Surinam is the smallest country on the continent but its residents suffer from numerous major social as well as economical problems. Poverty, domestic violence, alcohol misuse, high unemployment and other factors are among the reasons why more than 44 men and almost 12 women out of 100,000 Surinamese commit suicide every year.

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