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.

Additional Resources within the Department of Health

Additional resources on suicide and self-inflicted injuries can be found on the Injury Prevention website within the specific topic areas or within the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900

Email: injury@health.ny.gov