Suicide data updated with confirmed numbers for 2019

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29 February 2024

Health NZ | Te Whatu Ora has updated its Suicide Data Web Tool to include information from the Coroner’s Office about the number of confirmed suicides in 2019.

We acknowledge the devastating impact on whānau bereaved by this experience.

While the rates show an increase from 2018 to 2019, fluctuations in rates from year to year are common in suicide data, and we can only start to consider a trend over a five-to ten-year period.

Confirmed suicide rates generally follow the same pattern as suspected suicide rates, which has decreased since 2019. We expect a similar trajectory in the confirmed data.

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