UK Suicide Statistics


MEN

Generally, the most common cause of death for UK men in 2014 was Ischaemic heart diseases.

However, if you break it down by age group it looks like this:

1-4 Years
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

5-19 Years
Suicide and injury/poisoning of undetermined intent*

20-34 Years
Suicide and injury/poisoning of undetermined intent

35-49 Years
Suicide and injury/poisoning of undetermined intent*

50-64 Years
Ischaemic heart diseases

65-79 Years
Ischaemic heart diseases

80+ Years
Ischaemic heart diseases

Suicide was the most common cause of death for UK men aged 5-49 (in 2014). 

*This doesn't tell us the lowest age of suicide. It could be anywhere between 5 and 19. Similarly with maximum age.

WOMEN

Generally, the most common cause of death for UK women in 2014 was also Ischaemic heart diseases.

However, if you break it down by age group it looks like this:       

1-4 Years
Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

5-19 Years
Land transport accidents

20-34 Years
Suicide and injury/poisoning of undetermined intent

35-49 Years
Malignant neoplasms of breast

50-64 Years
Malignant neoplasms of breast

65-79 Years
Malignant neoplasm of trachea, bronchus and lung

80+ Years
Dementia and Alzheimer disease

Suicide was the most common cause of death for UK women aged 20-34 (in 2014).