You asked

Please provide information regarding the suicide rate for known transgender/gender dysphoric persons of any age between the years 2010 to 2017 (inclusive). If possible, please also provide official figures regarding the attempted suicide rate for the same group mentioned above.

We said

Thank you for your request.

The information we hold on deaths is limited to what is recorded on the death certificate by a doctor or information about the cause and circumstances of the death provided by a coroner.

Special extracts and tabulations of mortality data for England and Wales are available to order (subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreements of costs, where appropriate). We can provide the number of suicides per year by key variables such as age, sex and geographical area. Such enquiries should be made to: We recommend that you contact the Mortality Analysis team directly in order to discuss your data requirements in more detail.

Detailed information on whether the person was transgender or gender dysphoric is not generally available. We do not hold information on attempted suicides.

As the only information that can be provided is already available to you via this route, we consider that s.21(1) applies to this request and the information does not have to be supplied under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. S.21(1) is an absolute exemption and no consideration of the public interest test needs to be applied.