suicide-Key points 2006 to 2010

Key points

  • In 2010 there were 5,608 suicides in people aged 15 years and over in the UK, 67 fewer than the 5,675 recorded in 2009
  • There were 4,231 suicides among men in 2010 (17.0 per 100,000 population)
  • In women there were 1,377 suicides in 2010 (5.3 per 100,000 population)
  • In 2010 suicide rates were highest in those aged 45–74 at 17.7 per 100,000 for men and 6.0 per 100,000 for women
  • Suicide rates at national and regional level in England and Wales have not been significantly affected by the increasing number of narrative verdicts returned by coroners
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