Deaths - numbers

Alcohol specific deaths across Scottish cities
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Glasgow has had by far the highest number of alcohol specific deaths among Scottish cities over the last two decades.The number of alcohol deaths peaked in Glasgow in 2002-2006 at over 300 deaths per year, following a large increase that occurred from the early 1990s onwards. There were approxiimately half the number of deaths in 2017-2021 in Glasgow as there were in the early 2000s.

Alcohol related deaths across the Glasgow City Region
Alc spec deaths GCR trend
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Glasgow has had the highest number of alcohol specific deaths throughout the last two decades. The number of deaths peaked in 2002-2006 before declining in recent years. North Lanarkshire has consistently had the second highest number of alcohol deaths in the region, while alcohol deaths are lowest in East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire.

1. Further more detailed information can be found in the NRS report on alcohol specific deaths.

This page was last updated in September 2022.

Additional Resources

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