2nd August 2017 - Suicide section update

The Suicide section of the ScotPHO website has been updated with the suicide figures for 2016. There were 728 suicides registered in Scotland in 2016, compared to 672 in 2015. Suicide rates are strongly related to deprivation level, and in 2012-16 the rate in the most deprived areas was two and a half times higher than in the least deprived. This inequality has, however, decreased over the last decade. The section includes details of the number and rate of suicides for Scotland, NHS board areas, local authority areas and for the UK overall.

See the Publication Summary (196Kb) document published on the ISD Scotland website (a lead partner in the ScotPHO collaboration) for further details.