Registered deaths in the UK from suicide analysed by sex, age, area of usual residence of the deceased and suicide method.



  • Suicide occurrences, England and Wales

    Number of suicides and suicide rates, by sex and age, for England and Wales occurring from 1981 to 2017.

  • Suicides in England and Wales by local authority

    Number of suicides, suicide rates and median registration delays, by local authority in England and Wales, registered from 2002 to 2018.

  • Suicides in the UK

    Number of suicides and suicide rates, by sex and age, in the UK, registered from 1981 to 2018. Information on conclusion type is provided, along with the proportion of suicides by method and the median registration delay.

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