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 (2016-2020). Persons 15+ years

2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 Medelvärde
Sweden 16,8 18,7 18,7 18,6 18,1 18,2
Stockholm county 16,1 16,9 18,7 17 16,4 17
Uppsala county 14,8 19,5 17,3 17 17,3 17,2
Södermanland county 15,6 19,8 22,5 16,4 16,6 18,2
Östergötland county 16,9 17 16,3 16,2 16,4 16,6
Jönköping county 12,1 19,9 18,1 19,3 15,7 17
Kronoberg county 20,6 20,1 21,5 14,9 18,9 19,2
Kalmar county 19 17,1 22,6 16,2 21,8 19,4
Gotland county 15,8 19,9 34,1 22,3 26,6 23,7
Blekinge county 19,6 22,6 18,9 22 26,7 22
Skåne county 17,3 19 15,9 16,5 16,6 17,1
Halland county 14,6 13,3 20,5 18,2 23 17,9
Västra Götalands county 17,3 18,6 16,9 19,7 19,5 18,4
Värmland county 19,5 20,8 18,3 28,1 17,5 20,8
Örebro county 13,1 17,2 19,8 21,2 17,3 17,7
Västmanland county 16,2 26,9 24,9 20,7 22,2 22,2
Dalarna county 24,3 23,1 26,5 19,4 21,2 22,9
Gävleborg county 19,6 25,5 19,3 26,4 27,4 23,6
Västernorrland county 12,7 16,6 18,1 18,1 15,6 16,2
Jämtland county 23 18,5 20,4 24,2 24,3 22,1
Västerbotten county 15,5 16,9 17,4 16,6 9,5 15,2
Norrbotten county 16,6 20,3 19,8 20,7 15,1 18,5

Ranked

Suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent) in the counties of Sweden over the past five years (2016-2020). Persons 15+ years. Ranked according to average suicide rates 2016-2020.

Medelvärde
Gotland county 23,7
Gävleborg county 23,6
Dalarna county 22,9
Västmanland county 22,2
Jämtland county 22,1
Blekinge county 22
Värmland county 20,8
Kalmar county 19,4
Kronoberg county 19,2
Norrbotten county 18,5
Västra Götaland county 18,4
Sweden 18,2
Södermanland county 18,2
Halland county 17,9
Örebro county 17,7
Uppsala county 17,2
Skåne county 17,1
Stockholm county 17
Jönköping county 17
Östergötland county 16,6
Västernorrland county 16,2
Västerbotten county 15,2
Average suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent), Age group 15+, Counties of Sweden (2016-2020)
Average suicide rates (deaths with determined and undetermined intent), Age group 15+, Counties of Sweden (2016-2020) 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 2020 (i.e. 2019 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