United Kingdom (UK): Suicide rate 2000-2017

Suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 9, 2019
United Kingdom (UK): Suicide rate 2000-2017 In the United Kingdom, the definition of suicide is a death with an underlying cause of intentional self-harm or an injury or poisoning with undetermined intent. In 2017, the suicide rate in the UK was 10.1 deaths per 100,000 population. This represents a fall in the suicide rate from the year 2000, when the rate was almost twelve deaths per 100,000.
Vulnerable groups

The suicide rate among men in the UK in 2017 was more than three times higher than for women, the figures being 15.5 per 100,000 population for men compared to 4.9 for women. Additionally, the age group with the highest rate of suicide was for those aged 45 to 49 years at 15.6 deaths per 100,000.

Mental health in the UK

Over 49.5 thousand people in England were detained under the Mental Health Act in the period 2017/18. Alongside this, there has been an increase in the number of workers in Great Britain suffering from stress, depression or anxiety. Resulting in almost 600 thousand workers reporting to be suffering from these work-related issues in 2017/18.
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Suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017*

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