Figure 10: Scenario 1 simulated suicide rate, deaths registered between 2001 and 2015
Source: Office for National Statistics
Suicide rates were calculated assuming all deaths where a hard-to-code narrative verdict meant that the death has been coded as an accidental hanging (ICD-10 codes W75-W76) or accidental poisoning (ICD-10 codes X40-X49) were intentional self-harm. These deaths were added to those already included in the National Statistics suicide definition, and suicide rates were recalculated.
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.
Figures exclude deaths of non-residents.
Based on boundaries as of August 2016.
Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year. Due to the length of time it takes to complete a coroner’s inquest, it can take months or even years for a suicide to be registered. More details can be found in the registration delays section.