Norway Suicide Methods: 1986 – 2005 (Part II)

Percentage (%) of suicide methods used in Norway from year 1986 to 2005, with the comparison between males and females:
d) firearms and explosive materials
e) cutting or piercing
f) jumping from high place

Legend: square – male, cross – female

Summary:
On average, males choose the suicide method by: hanging (35.5%) > firearms & explosive materials (32.7%) > poison (20.2%) > drowning (5.0%) > jumping from high place (4.1%) > cutting/piercing (2.5%).

On the other hand, females choose: poison (40.4%) > hanging (29.7%) > drowning (16.4%) > jumping from high place (7.8%) >  firearms & explosive materials (3.2%) > cutting/piercing (2.5%).

Source:
1. Statistics Norway – 03 Health, social, welfare and crime

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