Suicide in Sri Lanka

Suicide in Sri Lanka
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017.

  • Number of deaths: 7,319 (5.77%)
  • Death Rate (Deaths per 100,000 population): 34.64
  • Cause of death world rank: 1.
  • Suicide, listed as the underlying cause of death, accounts for nearly 7,319 deaths in Sri Lanka. That’s about 1 of every 17 deaths in Sri Lanka.
  • About 21 people die of Suicide each day, an average of 1 death every 72 minutes.

Demographic Summary

Value World Rank
Population total 22,409,381 56
Sex ratio m / f 0.96 148
Population 0-14 24.1% 113
Population 15-64 66.3% 74
Population 65 + 9.7% 66

Suicide


per 100,000 population LOW HIGH
Country Rate
1 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 34.64
2 Guyana Guyana 30.33
3 Mongolia Mongolia 28.40
4 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 27.74
5 Suriname Suriname 27.03
6 Cote d Ivoire Cote d Ivoire 26.68
7 Lithuania Lithuania 26.56
8 Equ. Guinea Equ. Guinea 26.38
9 Angola Angola 25.93
10 South Korea South Korea 24.21
11 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 21.71
12 Bolivia Bolivia 20.48
13 Central Africa Central Africa 19.64
14 Belarus Belarus 19.44
15 Poland Poland 18.46
16 Russia Russia 18.35
17 Latvia Latvia 17.74
18 Swaziland Swaziland 17.73
19 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 17.54
20 Cameroon Cameroon 17.33
21 Ukraine Ukraine 16.83
22 Belgium Belgium 16.49
23 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 16.06
24 India India 16.05
25 Hungary Hungary 16.05
26 Japan Japan 15.53
Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.