Suicide statistics (FOI)
Suicide statistics (FOI) Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 17 August 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
How many suicides were there in 2019, 2020, 2021 and so far in 2022?
Please could you break these down into male / female and show a split of the ages into groups i.e., under 18, 18-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60 and 60 and above?
Information in respect of the number of suicides is publicly available on www.gov.je in response to a previous Freedom of Information response. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.
Suicide statistics FOI (gov.je)
Due to the small numbers involved, no age breakdown will be provided. Release of the information requested could negatively impact living relatives or other connected individuals and it is considered that their right to privacy outweighs the public interest supporting the release of the information requested. It is therefore exempt under Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
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 25 - Personal information
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.
(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data protection principles, as defined in that Law.
3) In determining for the purposes of this Article whether the lawfulness principle in Article 8(1)(a) of the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 would be contravened by the disclosure of information, paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 2 to that Law (legitimate interests) is to be read as if sub-paragraph (b) (which disapplies the provision where the controller is a public authority) were omitted.