National Records of Scotland

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Accidental Deaths

Accidental Deaths

Description Information on the numbers of deaths which were caused by accidents, 2018 and previous years.
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26 June 2019

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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)
Deaths by cause

Northern Ireland

(Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) 
Deaths by cause


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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