National Records of Scotland

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Accidental Deaths

Accidental Deaths

Description Information on the numbers of deaths which were caused by accidents, 2017 and previous years.
ISBN Web Only
Official Print Publication Web Only

27 June 2018

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Main points
The definition of the statistics
Categories of causes of accidental deaths
List of Tables and Chart

Note: age-standardised accidental death rates are available from the Age-standardised Death Rates section of this website.

Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

Further information for the rest of the UK can be found via the following website links:

England & Wales

(Office for National Statistics)
Mortality Rates

Northern Ireland

(Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency)
Births and Deaths


Figures for England & Wales and/or Northern Ireland may not always be on exactly the same basis as National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics.

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