Correction - 1 October 2021
An error was noticed in the monthly deaths in both the probable suicide and alcohol specific death publications. Deaths for these measures were based on month of occurrence within the 2020 registration year, rather than month of registration. This has been corrected.
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:
Northern Ireland : Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, Suicide Deaths
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.
A list of common definitions and acronyms used in this publication is available on our Glossary page.
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