Suicide in the counties of Sweden

This page reports the occurrence of both suicides and deaths with undetermined intent in the counties of Sweden.

Suicide rate

Suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent) in the counties of Sweden over the past five years (2017-2021). Persons 15+ years

Suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent) in the counties of Sweden over the past five years (2017-2021). P
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 Mean
Sweden 17,4 16,8 19,0 18,8 18,6 18,3
Stockholm county 14,7 16,1 17,0 18,7 17,0 17,2
Uppsala county 15,8 14,8 19,9 17,0 17,0 17,2
Södermanland county 16,3 15,6 20,2 22,5 16,4 18,7
Östergötland county 18,1 16,9 17,8 16,3 16,2 16,8
Jönköping county 17,1 12,1 20,3 18,4 19,3 17,5
Kronoberg county 16,9 20,6 20,1 21,5 14,9 19,3
Kalmar county 21,4 19,0 18,1 22,6 16,2 19,0
Gotland county 19,5 15,8 19,9 34,1 22,3 23,0
Blekinge county 18,1 19,6 22,6 18,9 22,0 20,8
Skåne county 18,2 17,3 19,7 16,2 16,5 17,4
Halland county 12,3 14,6 13,3 20,5 18,2 16,6
Västra Götaland county 18,1 17,3 18,7 16,9 19,7 18,1
Värmland county 22,0 19,5 20,8 18,3 28,1 21,7
Örebro county 17,8 13,1 17,6 20,2 21,2 18,0
Västmanland county 17,9 16,2 26,9 24,9 20,7 22,2
Dalarna county 22,1 24,3 23,5 26,9 19,4 23,5
Gävleborg county 19,2 19,6 25,5 19,3 26,4 22,7
Västernorrland county 25,0 12,7 16,6 18,1 18,1 16,4
Jämtland county 22,9 23,0 18,5 20,4 24,2 21,5
Västerbotten county 10,5 15,5 16,9 17,9 16,6 16,7
Norrbotten county 22,7 16,6 20,3 19,8 20,7 19,4

Ranked

Suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent) in the counties of Sweden over the past five years (2017-2021). Persons 15+ years. Ranked according to average suicide rates 2017-2021.

Suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent) in the counties of Sweden over the past five years (2016-2020). P
Mean
Dalarna county 23,5
Gotland county 23,0
Gävleborg county 22,7
Västmanland county 22,2
Värmland county 21,7
Jämtlands county 21,5
Blekinge county 20,8
Norrbotten county 19,4
Kronoberg county 19,3
Kalmar county 19,0
Södermanland county 18,7
Sweden 18,3
Västra Götaland county 18,1
Örebro county 18,0
Jönköping county 17,5
Skåne county 17,4
Stockholm county 17,2
Uppsala county 17,2
Östergötland county 16,8
Västerbotten county 16,7
Halland county 16,6
Västernorrland county 16,4
Average suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent), Age group 15+, Counties of Sweden (2017-2021)
Average suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent), Age group 15+, Counties of Sweden (2017-2021) Photo: Bianca Blazevska

Data source

The statistics were retrieved from the National Board of Health and Welfare and have been processed by NASP.

Statistics for the years before 2021 (i.e. 2020 and earlier) have been adjusted retroactively by the National Board of Health and Welfare, and may therefore deviate from previously presented numbers. 

Contact

If you have questions about the statistics or have other questions, please contact nasp[@]ki.se