Suicide facts

Every 40 seconds, someone commits suicide.

More people commit suicide in New York City than are murdered.

1 in every 5 people in Greenland attempt suicide at some point in their lives.

The founder of Victoria’s Secret, Roy Raymond, committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.

More U.S. soldiers committed suicide than died in combat in 2012.

Many animals have been reported to commit suicide, including dogs, cows, bulls, and sheep.

1 in 25 U.S. teenagers has attempted suicide.

The Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 suicide site in the world.

Most people who commit suicide, do it on a Wednesday.

Established writers and artists are 18 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.

There’s an episode of “Tom and Jerry” that ends with the both of them committing suicide.

Suicide attempts were punished as crimes in England and Wales until 1961.

In the U.S., you are twice as likely to commit suicide than be murdered by someone else.

When Ashton Kutcher was 13 years old, he contemplated committing suicide in order to give his heart to his dying brother.

Rudolf Diesel, who invented the Diesel engine, committed suicide in 1913 because he didn’t think his invention would be successful

If you commit suicide in Japan by jumping in front of a train, the family of the deceased will be charged a disruption fee.

Ernest Hemingway, his father, his brother, his sister and his granddaughter all committed suicide.

The Japanese authorities constructed a fence around a volcano at Mount Mihara to stop a trend of over 2000 people committing suicide by jumping in.

During WWII, Japanese war criminal Tojo Hideki attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him.

In the UK, the most common cause of death for men under 50 is suicide.

There are twice as many suicides as there are homicides in the U.S.

2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for “fun”.

In Japan, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 44 is suicide.

The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.



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