United Kingdom (UK): Suicide figures 2000-2017

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

by Statista Research Department, last edited Sep 12, 2019
United Kingdom (UK): Suicide figures 2000-2017 In the United Kingdom (UK), 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, there were approximately 5.8 thousand suicides in the UK, a decrease from a peak of 6.2 thousand suicides in 2013.

Vulnerable groups

The suicide rate among men in the UK in 2017 was over 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

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. Additionally, eleven percent of the British population consult with a mental health professional at least twice a year.
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Suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017

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