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Suicide

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the figures for suicides in Scotland for each of the last 10 years, together with an analysis of sex and cause of death.

DEATHS FROM SUICIDE AND SELF-INFLICTED INJURY, SCOTLAND, 1965–74

I.C.D. numbers

Cause of death

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974*

E950-Suicide and self-inflicted injury—
E959Males232249247202215236221238253203
Females183164144171147161157183183126
E950Suicide and self-inflicted poisoning by solid or liquid substances—
Males596363546570577398
Females848674103929889107122
E951Suicide and self-inflicted poisoning by gases in domestic use—
Males868358363845372115
Females53352923152618166
E952Suicide and self-inflicted poisoning by other gases—
Males65596691517
Females11113
E953Suicide and self-inflicted injury by hanging, strangulation and suffocation—
Males243640345044614447
Females1469996111417
E954Suicide and self-inflicted injury by submersion (drowning)—
Males192532241924243233
Females172017241322233419
E955Suicide and self-inflicted injury by firearms and explosives—
Males121517181423142110
Females111
E956Suicide and self-inflicted injury by cutting and piercing instruments—
Males8399105462
Females11421212
E957Suicide and self-inflicted injury by jumping from high place—
Males541284861414
Females8678103867
E958Suicide and self-inflicted injury by other and unspecified means—
Males1315111091191217
Females510654646
E959Late effect of self-inflicted injury—
Males
Females

* The 1974 figures for individual causes are not yet available.