Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries in New York State
Suicide rates were highest in 2012 at 8.4 deaths per 100,000 New York State residents. The rate has increased since the low of 6.5 in 2003. In 2014 the rate remained nearly the same as in 2013 at 8.2.
Self-inflicted hospitalizations rates decreased from 50.0 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers in 1995, to a low of 41.0 hospitalizations in 1999. Since 1999 the rate of hospitalizations increased to 56.4 in 2012. In 2014 the rate dropped to 52.1.
Self-inflicted emergency department visit rates decreased from 46.7 visits per 100,00 New Yorkers in 2005 ti 42.6 in 2012. In 2014 the rate of emergency department visits increased to 55.6.
Specific Statistics for Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries
These charts and tables detail multi-year, statewide statistics for suicide and self-inflicted injuries among New York State residents. Data is presented in annual frequency and rate per 100,000 New York State residents.
- All Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries By Year, Table (1995-2014)
- Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries contains additional summary statistics:
- a break down of the data by age group and gender,
- the percent of diagnosed traumatic brain injury,
- the mean charge for hospitalization or emergency department visit,
- multiple-year cumulative charges, and
- average length of hospital stay.
Additional Resources within the Department of Health
Contact InformationCenter for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237