Information on the numbers of deaths which were known to be, or are thought likely to be, the result of intentional self-harm, 2018 and previous years.
Official Print Publication
Last updated: 26 June 2019
Main points (PDF 132 KB)
Methodology (PDF 428 KB)
All Tables and Charts
Note: age-standardised probable suicides death rates are available from the Age-standardised Death Rates section of this website.
Further information for the rest of the UK can be found via the following website links:
England & Wales
(Office for National Statistics)Suicides Rates
(Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) Suicide 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.
Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.
If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service please contact:
Alan Ferrier, Senior Statistician,
National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4530