Suicide statistics

Date published: 09 October 2020


Number of suicides registered each calendar year in Northern Ireland.


These tables detail the number of suicides registered each year in Northern Ireland and provide additional information on age, sex, geographical area and time taken to register the death.  They have been produced as an addendum to the Annual Report of the Registrar General.

To access provisional suicide numbers for 2019, please see our Quarterly Tables.

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 has been updated on 19th October 2021 to provide additional information on processes which changed around 2015 and now also contains an indicative timeline. Users are also asked to note the amendment to ICD10 codes quoted in the section on ‘advice to users, with apologies for any previous confusion’.