For the purposes of suicide statistics, the definition of suicide extends to include 'deaths from self-inflicted injury as well as events of undetermined intent' (ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, Y10-Y34 and Y87.2), which includes events where available information is insufficient to enable a medical or legal authority to make a distinction between accident, self-harm and assault.
As with most death statistics, suicide statistics are produced by year of registration of the death, which may be different from the date of occurance on each death certificate. As it may take a number of months or years before each cause of death can be registered, the year of registration is not always the same as the year of occurance. See this dataset for the time difference between occurance and registration of suicide deaths.
This dataset is based on data published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and used under the Open Government Licence (version 3), for more on suicide death statistics see here. The most recent (2015) figures were gathered from the Registrar General Quarterly Reports.
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Data and Resources
- Suicide Deaths, 2009-2015 Quarterlycsv
Total number of suicide deaths registered
Total number of deaths (...
- Suicide deaths by gender, 2009-2015 Quarterlycsv
Number of suicide deaths registered
Suicide rate per 100,000...
- Suicide deaths by age group, 2010-2015 Quarterlycsv
Number of suicide deaths registered by age group:
- Suicide deaths by HSC Trust Area, 2010-2015 Quarterlycsv
Number of suicide deaths registered by Health and Social Care Trust Area:...
- Suicide deaths by gender, 1970-2015 Annuallycsv
Number of suicide deaths registered (male, female and total)
- Suicide deaths by area, 1997-2014 Annuallyxlsx
Annual number of registered suicide deaths by area:
Dataset InfoThese fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)|
POLYGON ((-8.16926 55.4436, -5.08667 55.4436, -5.08667 53.8702, -8.16926 53.8702, -8.16926 55.4436))
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location|
01/01/1971 to 31/12/2015