Figure 7: Median registration delay for suicides, deaths registered between 2001 and 2014
Source: Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
The National Statistics definition of suicide is given in the 'Suicide definition' section.
Figures are for persons aged 10 years and over.
The registration delay is calculated as the difference between the date each death occurred and the date it was registered, measured in days. Additional information on the calculation of registration delays is provided in Background note 7.
Figures include deaths of non-residents.
Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year. Due to the length of time it takes to complete a coroner’s inquest, it can take months or even years for a suicide to be registered.