More than half of men who died by suicide in 2017 did so using a firearm, according to the most recent government data. Among female suicide victims, the most common methods were poisoning, firearms and suffocation. Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding.
Source: “Suicide,” National Institute of Mental Health, 2017, Fig. 5, https://tinyurl.com/ydeggk53
Data for the graphic are as follows:
|Method of Death||Percentage of Females||Percentage of Males|