Latest statistics

Latest statistics

Due to the differences in how data is collected across all four nations of the UK, the most recent suicide statistics from the ONS that give a full UK picture, are from 2018.
This page will be updated to reflect the most updated statistics when they become available.

Suicide is the main cause of death in young people under the age of 35 in the UK.

In 2018, 1,866 young people under the age of 35 took their own lives.

Over three quarters of them were boys or young men.

On average, over five young people take their lives each day.

Over 200 schoolchildren are lost to suicide every year.

Research shows that with appropriate early intervention and support suicide by young people can be prevented.

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