Users of Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) official suicide statistics are asked to note the guidance note issued today.
NISRA is currently working with the Coroners Service in relation to a quality issue identified in the Northern Ireland Suicide deaths data series. This affects the period 2015 to 2018. The guidance note will provides additional information on this issue as well as advice on which data to use until further notice. NISRA will keep users informed once a course of action has been agreed, including an indicative timeline for this to be implemented.
The Guidance Note to Users on Suicide Statistics in Northern Ireland can be located on the Suicide Statistics page.