Deaths from Suicide

This data shows deaths (of people age 10 and over) from Suicide and Undetermined Injury, numbers and rates by gender, as 3-year moving-averages.

Suicide is a significant cause of premature deaths occurring generally at younger ages than other common causes of premature mortality. It may also be seen as an indicator of underlying rates of mental ill-health.

Directly Age-Standardised Rates (DASR) are shown in the data, where numbers are sufficient, so that death rates can be directly compared between areas. The DASR calculation applies Age-specific rates to a Standard (European) population to cancel out possible effects on crude rates due to different age structures among populations, thus enabling direct comparisons of rates.

The figures in this dataset include deaths recorded as suicide (people age 10 and over) and undetermined injury (age 15 and over) as those are mostly likely also to have been caused by self-harm rather than unverifiable accident, neglect or abuse. The population denominators for rates are age 10 and over. Low numbers may result in zero values or missing data.

Data source: Public Health England, Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator 4.10. This data is updated annually.

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Last Updated November 13, 2018, 16:57 (UTC)
Created May 18, 2017, 14:09 (UTC)