Suicide data & reports

Download data on suicides in Massachusetts by demographics and year. This page also includes reporting on military & veteran suicide, and suicides during COVID-19.

Download data on suicides in Massachusetts by demographics and year. This page also includes reporting on military & veteran suicide, and suicides during COVID-19.

Suicides are a highly significant, yet largely preventable public health issue. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Suicide Prevention Program works in collaboration with multiple national, state, and local partners to reduce them.

This page contains data released annually by the Massachusetts Violent Death Reporting System (MAVDRS). This data is organized by demographics, marital status, county, and education.

It also includes briefs and reports, such as on suicide across industries and occupations, suicides among young page (ages 10-24), and suicides during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact us for copies of older publications, customized data requests, or for additional information.

Phone: (617) 624-5664
Fax: (617) 624-5099
Email: DPH-NVDRS@mass.gov

Suicide prevention

The Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Health have also created a plan for preventing suicide in Massachusetts.

Download the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Suicide Prevention or read the Executive Summary.

Table of Contents

2020 data

  • COVID-19 Data Brief 2020: Suicides, Suicide Attempts and Suicidal Ideation in Massachusetts (PDF) | (DOCX)

2019 data

  • Current Military & Veteran Suicides 2019 (PDF) | (DOCX)
  • Suicides in Massachusetts by Industry & Occupation: 2016-2019 (PDF) | (DOCX)
  • 2019 Suicide Data Table (PDF) | (XLSX)

2018 data

2017 data

2016 data

  • Suicide in Massachusetts – 2016 Data Report (PDF) | (DOCX)
  • 2016 MAVDRS Suicide Data Table (PDF) | (XLS)

2015 data

2014 data

2013 data

2012 data

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