Recorded deaths and suicides (FOI)
Recorded deaths and suicides (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 14 February 2022.
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How many recorded deaths were there in Jersey over the past 10-years broken down annually including 2021, and how many of these deaths were suicide?
The total number of registered deaths are reported annually by the Superintendent Registrar in her Annual Statement. The Annual Statements for 2012 to 2020 can be found on www.gov.je therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Office of the Superintendent Registrar
The Annual Statement for 2021 will be available within the next seven days. As the information is intended for future publication, Article 36 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
The most recent figures on suicides are currently for 2019. Data is in arrears as deaths suspected to be by suicide need to have completed the inquest process before the cause of death is confirmed. Statistics on completed suicides in Jersey are published annually by Statistics Jersey in the Jersey Mortality report. The information is accessible by other means therefore Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Mortality and life expectancy (gov.je)
Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.
(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.
Article 36 - Information intended for future publication
(1) Information is qualified exempt information if, at the time when the request for the information is made, the information is being held by a public authority with a view to its being published within 12 weeks of the date of the request.
(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant –
(a) of the date when the information will be published;
(b) of the manner in which it will be published; and
(c) by whom it will be published.
(3) In this Article, "published" means published – (a) by a public authority; or (b) by any other person.