Suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017

United Kingdom (UK): Suicide figures 2000-2017 This statistic shows the suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, the number of suicides amounted to 5,821, this figure has decreased from a peak in the number of suicides in 2013.
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Number of suicides
20175,821
20165,965
20156,188
20146,122
20136,242
20125,993
20116,057
20105,612
20095,682
20085,718
20075,391
20065,561
20055,679
20045,855
20035,735
20025,836
20015,939
20006,131
Number of suicides
20175,821
20165,965
20156,188
20146,122
20136,242
20125,993
20116,057
20105,612
20095,682
20085,718
20075,391
20065,561
20055,679
20045,855
20035,735
20025,836
20015,939
20006,131
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This statistic shows the suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, the number of suicides amounted to 5,821, this figure has decreased from a peak in the number of suicides in 2013.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2000 to 2017
Age group
10 years and older
Supplementary notes
*In the United Kingdom, suicide is defined as deaths given an underlying cause of intentional self-harm or injury/poisoning of undetermined intent.
Figures are for persons aged 10 years and over.
Age-standardised suicide rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the 2013 European Standard Population. Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages.
Deaths of non-residents are included in figures for the UK.
Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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