126 residents commit suicide in Rhode Island in 2016


There were 126 Rhode Island residents who committed suicide in 2016, a 0.8 percent decrease from the previous year, according to data obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics.

In 2015, 127 Rhode Island residents committed suicide.

The National Center for Health Statistics is the nation’s primary health statistics agency. The CDC and other health-related organizations can use NCHS data for a variety of ends.

The following table shows total suicide deaths by state in 2016 and 2015.

Total suicide deaths by state
State
2016 deaths
2015 deaths
California
4,294
4,167
Texas
3,488
3,403
Florida
3,143
3,205
Pennsylvania
1,970
1,894
Ohio
1,707
1,650
New York
1,679
1,652
Illinois
1,415
1,363
Georgia
1,409
1,317
North Carolina
1,373
1,406
Michigan
1,364
1,410
Arizona
1,271
1,276
Colorado
1,168
1,093
Virginia
1,166
1,118
Washington
1,141
1,137
Missouri
1,133
1,052
Tennessee
1,111
1,068
Indiana
1,034
960
Wisconsin
866
877
Oklahoma
822
790
South Carolina
815
742
Alabama
788
750
Oregon
772
762
Kentucky
756
776
Minnesota
745
730
New Jersey
687
789
Louisiana
677
722
Nevada
650
558
Massachusetts
631
642
Utah
620
630
Maryland
586
553
Arkansas
555
577
Kansas
514
477
New Mexico
471
500
Iowa
451
433
Connecticut
397
384
Mississippi
383
431
West Virginia
362
340
Idaho
351
359
Montana
267
272
Nebraska
246
223
New Hampshire
244
228
Maine
226
235
Alaska
193
201
Hawaii
174
201
South Dakota
163
173
Wyoming
144
157
North Dakota
140
124
Rhode Island
126
127
Delaware
119
122
Vermont
118
103
District of Columbia
40
34

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