Suicide Facts

Every day around two people die from suicide in Scotland

Around three out of four suicides are by men


National statistics have shown us that:

  • Some groups in the population have higher rates of death by suicide than others
  • The highest risk of death by suicide was among men aged 40-49 years
  • Almost three quarters of the people who died by suicide between 2009 and 2014 were men
  • Among women, those aged 40-54 had the highest risk of suicide


Those in the most deprived areas of Scotland have a suicide risk double that of the Scottish average


Suicide can affect all ages, genders, ethnicities and cultures