IHME suicide deaths by age
In the chart below we see the number of suicide deaths per year, categorised by age group from 1990 onwards. Note that this data can be explored for any country using the "change country" function of the interactive graph.
In 2016, the IHME estimates a total of around 817,000 suicide deaths. This represents a small reduction from the late 1990s where annual deaths were around 850,000-860,000. The largest share of suicides is within the 15-49 year olds category which accounts for approximately 60 percent of deaths.