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Rhode Island’s State Ranking

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Rhode Island has one of the lowest suicide rates of any state in the country.

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Rhode Island ranks
out of 51 states

Rhode Island ranked 43rd out of 51 states (including the District of Columbia) in 2019 for rate of suicide (11.6 per 100,000 people). Wyoming was number one, at 29.4 and the District of Columbia had the lowest suicide rate, ranking 51st at 6.2 per 100,000 people.

Rhode Island ranks
out of 9 states in New England

Within New England, Massachusetts had the lowest suicide rate in 2019, at 9.4 deaths per 100,000. Rhode Island was second lowest, at 11.6. Connecticut was third, with 12.2. Vermont’s suicide rate was 17.6. New Hampshire had the second highest rate at 18.8, and the highest suicide rate was Maine’s, at 20.5.