Information and Statistics

  • In 2014, ¬†there were¬†6,581 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland

  • This corresponds to a suicide rate of 10.8 per 100,000 people (16.8 per 100,000 for men and 5.2 per 100,000 for women)7

  • The highest suicide rate in the UK in 2014 was for men aged 45-49 – suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 50.

  • The female suicide rate in the UK is at its highest since 2011.

  • For every suicide, it is estimated 6 – 60 people are bereaved or affected by their death