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.
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
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.