1,859 suicides in 2021, 36 more than in 2020

In 2021, 1,295 men and 564 women committed suicide, an average of five suicides per day. The number of suicides among men will increase by 2021 5 percentIncrease, among women increased by 5 percentt off.

More than double the number of suicides among men

With 10.6 suicides per 100 thousand inhabitants (2021), the suicide rate has remained constant since 2019. In the early 1980s, the suicide rate was highest (14.7 per 100 thousand people in 1984) and lowest in 2007 (8.5 per 100 thousand people) .
Until the first half of the 1980s, the suicide rate increased among men and women, but the suicide rate among women was lower than among men. After that, the number of suicides among women per 100,000 inhabitants fell faster than among men and the difference between men and women widened. In 2021, the number of suicides among women was 6.4 per 100,000 women, and 14.9 among men per 100,000 men. This means that the number of suicides among men is more than twice the number of suicides among women.