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Accidental Deaths

Accidental Deaths

Last update: 17 August 2021National Statistics Icon
This section is no longer being updated, this data can be found in table 6.09.

Information on the numbers of deaths which were caused by accidents, 2020 and previous years.

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Statistical Service in Scotland

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

Note : 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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