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Suicides in Great Britain: 2016 registrations

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  • Around three-quarters of all suicides in 2016 in Great Britain were male.
  • In Great Britain, there were 3.4% fewer suicides registered in 2016 than in 2015; this equates to 5,688 in 2016, a decrease from 5,870 deaths in 2015.
  • Compared with registration year 2015, the English rate has fallen a significant amount, the Welsh rate has fallen slightly and the Scottish rate has risen a small amount.
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