Suicide

Total suicides in Glasgow

Standardised trend all people


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After an increase in the early 90's, the suicide rate in Glasgow was fairly stable until around 2005, where it started declining to the current rate of 15.7 per 100,000 of the population. The rate is much higher among males than females, but the recent decrease has also been sharper among males than females. 

Notes on data presented

In 2011, the National Records of Scotland (NRS) upgraded the software used to code causes of death to take account of updates made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the codes for certain causes of death. As a result, there is a difference in how deaths data was coded for 2011 onwards compared to previous years, with deaths previously coded under ‘mental and behavioural disorders’ now being classed as ‘self-poisoning of undetermined intent’ and consequently as suicides. Full details on changes to the coding of causes of death between 2010 and 2011 can be found on the NRS website.

For analysis over time (as here) the old coding rules have been used consistently.

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