United Kingdom (UK): Suicide figures 2000-2018, by gender

This statistic shows the suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2018, by gender. In this period there were substantially more suicides among the male population than the female. In 2018, the number of suicides among males amounted to 4,903 compared to 1,604 among females.

Suicide figures for the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2018, by gender

MaleFemale
20184,9031,604
20174,3821,439
20164,5081,457
20154,6221,566
20144,6301,492
20134,8631,379
20124,6001,393
20114,5601,497
20104,2321,380
20094,3081,374
20084,3371,381
20074,0951,296
20064,2001,361
20054,1961,483
20044,2921,563
20034,2691,466
20024,3521,484
20014,4731,466
20004,5851,546
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

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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