Suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age group

Suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age This statistic shows the suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age group. The age group with the highest rate of suicide was those aged 45 to 49 years, at 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
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Age groupSuicides per 100,000 population
90+9
85-899.2
80-846.1
75-797.9
70-746.8
65-698
60-649.6
55-5911.9
50-5414.1
45-4915.6
40-4414.4
35-3912.2
30-3411.6
25-2910.6
20-248.7
15-195.6
Age groupSuicides per 100,000 population
90+9
85-899.2
80-846.1
75-797.9
70-746.8
65-698
60-649.6
55-5911.9
50-5414.1
45-4915.6
40-4414.4
35-3912.2
30-3411.6
25-2910.6
20-248.7
15-195.6
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This statistic shows the suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by age group. The age group with the highest rate of suicide was those aged 45 to 49 years, at 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2017
Age group
15 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 15 years and over.
Age-standardised suicide rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the 1976 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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