U.S. Suicides Hit New Record In 2022

  • Suicides reached a record high last year. Nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. died by suicide in 2022, according to a provisional report from the National Center for Health Statistics. The final count could be higher.
  • “The 2022 final number of suicides is likely to be higher as additional death certificates with pending causes of death may be determined to be suicides,” according to the report.
  • The provisional number of suicides in 2022 was 49,449, 3% higher than the  48,183 suicides reported in 2021.