Suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2016

United Kingdom (UK): Suicide figures 2000-2016 This statistic shows the suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2016. There were a number of fluctuations in the amount of suicides in the UK during this period. In 2013 the number of suicides increased to 6,242.
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Number of suicides
20006,131
20015,939
20025,836
20035,735
20045,855
20055,679
20065,561
20075,391
20085,718
20095,682
20105,612
20116,057
20125,993
20136,242
20146,122
20156,188
20165,965
Number of suicides
20006,131
20015,939
20025,836
20035,735
20045,855
20055,679
20065,561
20075,391
20085,718
20095,682
20105,612
20116,057
20125,993
20136,242
20146,122
20156,188
20165,965
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This statistic shows the suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2016. There were a number of fluctuations in the amount of suicides in the UK during this period. In 2013 the number of suicides increased to 6,242.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2000 to 2016
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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