Reports and Data
Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Minnesota and tenth nationally. In 2017, 783 Minnesotans died by suicide. From 1999-2017, suicide deaths steadily increased from 9.0 per 100,000 in 1999 to 13.8 per 100,000 in 2017. This is an increase of 53 percent. Suicides are not experienced equally across age groups, genders or geography in Minnesota.
Nonfatal, self-inflicted injury refers to self-harm and suicide attempts. In 2017, there were 9,581 cases of non-fatal hospital-treated self-inflicted injury in Minnesota. This number has also increased over the past five years, up from 6,552 cases in 2012.
For more information or questions on suicide data contact Melissa Heinen at Melissa.Heinen@state.mn.us.