Summary of request
Please note: This ad hoc was updated on 3 May 2018 to include the important information below.
Number of suicides for the period 2001 to 2016 where the terms gamble or gambling were mentioned on the death certificate.
Please be cautious when interpreting these data. A text search for the words ‘gambling’ and ‘gambled’ was applied to records where the underlying cause of death was suicide. The results returned records that mentioned the words ‘gambling’, ‘gambled’. Although this has identified records where gambling was mentioned, the data is not considered completely reliable because the coroner will not always record detailed information regarding the deceased’s history. Therefore, these figures represent how many records gambling/gambled was mentioned on the death certificate but are likely to be an undercount.