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Suicide: Easington

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 18 June 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many suicides there were in Easington constituency in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008. (279853)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated June 2009

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many suicides took place in Easington constituency in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008. (279853)

The table attached provides the number of deaths in Easington parliamentary constituency where suicide was the underlying cause of death, for the years 2005 to 2008.

Table 1: Number of deaths where suicide was the underlying cause of death, Easington parliamentary constituency, 2005-081,2,3,4,5

Deaths

2005

6

2006

4

2007

10

2008

8

1 Suicide was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes X60-X84 and Y10-Y34, excluding Y33.9 (where the coroner’s verdict was pending).

2 Suicide and undetermined intent deaths have not been included for children under the age of 15 years.

3 Based on boundaries as of 2009.

4 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

5 Figures for deaths registered in 2008 are provisional.