Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injuries in New York State
The rate of suicide was 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.
The rate of hospitalizations due to self-inflicted injury decreased from 50.0 hospitalizations per 100,000 New Yorkers in 1995, to a low of 41.0 hospitalizations in 1999. The rate of hospitalizations has increased to 58.2 per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2012.
Emergency department visit data has only been collected since 2005. The rate of outpatient emergency department visits due to self-inflicted injuries decreased from 46.7 visits in 2005 to 42.6 emergency department visits per 100,000 New Yorkers in 2012.
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
- 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