Suicide: data introduction

The following suicide data pages present information on 

Table 1 shows the dimensions and geographies for which suicide data are available.

Table 1: Data availability for Scotland

  Data presented?
(Y=yes; N=no)
Data dimensions/geographies Numbers and rates  Historical trends
By sex Y Y
By age group Y Y
By deprivation group Y N
By NHS board area Y Y
By local authority area Y Y
Time trend Y Y
National target N N
Comparison with UK/GB Y Y
International comparison Y N

Note also that our Health & Wellbeing Profiles include data on suicides, and comparisons can be made across a wide range of geographies in Scotland.

Data on suicides in Scotland are available in the spreadsheets


Ciara Gribben
Senior Information Analyst
Tel: 0131 275 7769

Suzanne Hill
Principal Information Analyst
Tel: 0131 314 1530

ISD Mental Health Analyses Team

This is an Official Statistics Publication for Scotland produced by Information Services Division (ISD) on behalf of ScotPHO. See the ISD About Our Statistics web page for further information on ISD and Official Statistics.