Figure 1. The number of suicides in the U.S. has increased from 29,312 in 2000 to 47,168 in 2017. The U.S. rate of suicide increased by approximately 35% (from 10.4 to 14.0 per 100,000) during this time period. In Wisconsin, the number of suicides has increased from 588 deaths in 2000 to 918 deaths in 2017. The suicide rate in Wisconsin was consistently above the national suicide rate.
Figure 2. The rates of suicide for both males and females increased from 2000–2017. Females experienced a larger percent increase in suicide rate over this time period. However, in 2017, the suicide rate among males was almost 4 times greater when compared to females.