Suicide Facts

Canadian Suicide Facts

Nearly 4,000 Canadians die each year by suicide, an average of 10 suicides per day. (In 2011, 3,728 Canadians died by suicide).

Suicide and Suicides Rate, Canada 2011 – Statistics Canada

Suicide is one of the leading causes of premature death in Canada.

Canadians are about seven times more likely to die from suicide than to be the victim of a homicide

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth.

83% of Canadians do not know that suicide is one of the leading causes of death among youth. (Your Life Counts, national Poll: Harris Decima, August 2010)

Ontario Suicide Facts

Approximately 1 in 10 Ontario Students report that they have seriously considered suicide in the past year.

For each death by suicide, there are as many as 100 suicide attempts.

More than 1000 people in Ontario die by suicide each year.

Waterloo Region Suicide Facts

Waterloo Region yearly average of emergency room visits for suicide attempts and related incidents from 2005-2009 is 616.

The Waterloo Regional Police responded to 1045 attempted suicide occurrences in 2010.

In 2007, Waterloo Region had 42 suicides. Suicide in Waterloo Region: A Health Status Report, May 2011)

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