Data and Reports
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.
- Minnesota Suicide Mortality, Preliminary 2020 Report (PDF)
- 2019 Suicides in Minnesota executive summary (PDF)
- Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm's Statement on 2017 Suicide Data
- Suicide in Minnesota, 1999-2017 (PDF)
- Nonfatal, Self-Inflicted Injury Fact Sheet: Minnesota Hospital Discharge Data 2017 (PDF)
- Suicide-Related Data Plan
- Legislative Report: Suicide-Related Data Plan: Improving the timeliness, usefulness and quality of data (PDF)
- Suicide Prevention: Legislative Report 2018 (PDF)
For more information or questions on suicide data contact Jon Roesler at Jon.Roesler@state.mn.us or 651-2015487.