Countries With The Highest Suicide Rates

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Denis Foynes – Each year, over one million people die from suicide, that’s one person every 40 seconds.

In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide.

The following is a list of suicide rates by country according to the World Health Organization, in which a country’s rank is determined by its total rate deaths officially recorded as suicides in the most recent available year, 2011.

Here are the 20 countries with the highest suicide rates

                Country                                                Suicide Rate Per 100,000 People

20.          France                                                                    26.4

19.          Poland                                                                   27.8

18.          Serbia                                                                     28.4

17.          Republic Of Korea                                              29.6

16.          Croatia                                                                   30.5

15.          Finland                                                                  31.1

14.          Belgium                                                                31.2

13.          Moldova                                                               31.5                                       

12.          Guyana                                                                 33.8

11.          Japan                                                                     34.8

10.          Estonia                                                                  35.5

9.            Ukraine                                                                 40.9

8.            Latvia                                                                    42

7.            Slovenia                                                                42.1                                                       

6.            Hungary                                                                42.3

5.            Sri Lanka                                                               44.6                                                                       

4.            Kazakhstan                                                           34.3                                                                       

3.            Russia                                                                   58.1

2.            Belarus                                                                  63.3

1.            Lithuania                                                              68.1

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