Suicide and attempted suicide statistics(FOI)
Suicide and attempted suicide statistics(FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 11 May 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please can you provide me with:
How many suicides there have been in Jersey between March 2020 and March 2021; and
How many attempted suicides there have been in Jersey between March 2020 and March 2021.
Information is available in the public domain in response to a previous Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 22 January 2021. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law has therefore been applied. Please see the following link:
Suicide Statistics (FOI)
In Jersey, all suicides are certified by a Coroner (Viscounts department) following an inquest and cannot be formally registered until the inquest is completed. The inquest process can take a considerable period of time, therefore analysis of deaths by suicide conducted by Public Health is deferred for around 18 months to two years to allow for all suicides in a period to be registered and statistically coded by the
Office of National Statistics (ONS).
The annual mortality report for 2020 is scheduled to be completed and published by Public Health Intelligence in the summer of 2021. The report will include suicide analysis based on deaths that occurred in 2019, to account for delays in registration due to the inquest process.
Between 1 March 2020 and 31 March 2021 there were 46 attendances at the Emergency Department recorded as attempted suicide.
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