Suicide Facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations - series

This annual statistical publication presents and summarises suicide information received from the New Zealand Mortality Collection, and admissions to hospital for intentional self-harm sourced from the New Zealand National Minimum Dataset.

Suicide mortality information presented in this publication is provisional and so differs slightly from the final data in the corresponding Mortality and Demographic Data publication.

To access historic publications in this series please search the Ministry of Health’s online library catalogue.

For further information please contact: [email protected].

Publications

  • Published 04 October 2021
    The Suicide web tool presents data on confirmed suicides reported by the Ministry of Health, as well as data on suspected intentionally self-inflicted deaths reported by the Chief Coroner. Numbers and rates of suicide deaths are presented by year, ethnicity, sex, age group and district health board of residence of the deceased. Confirmed suicide data are reported from 2009 to 2018, while suspected intentionally self-inflicted death data are reported from 2009 to the 2020/21 financial year.
  • Published 28 May 2021
    This publication outlines 2016 suicide data related to mental health service users. Caution should be taken when interpreting this data given the low statistical base.
  • Published 28 November 2019
    This statistical publication presents and summarises suicide information received from the New Zealand Mortality Collection.
  • Published 10 July 2019
    This web page provides high level suicide information for 2016
  • Published 03 October 2018
    This statistical publication presents and summarises suicide information received from the New Zealand Mortality Collection
  • Published 23 November 2017
    This page provides high level suicide information for 2015.
  • Published 21 December 2016
    This web page provides high level suicide information for 2014 ahead of the annual Suicide Facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations 2014 publication. 
  • Suicide Facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations 2013 cover image
    Published 11 November 2016
    This annual statistical publication presents suicide information received from the New Zealand Mortality Collection, and admissions to hospital for intentional self-harm sourced from the New Zealand National Minimum Dataset.
  • Published 26 November 2015
    This page provides high level suicide information for 2013 ahead of the annual Suicide Facts 2013 publication.
  • Published 07 May 2015
    This annual statistical publication presents suicide information received from the New Zealand Mortality Collection, and admissions to hospital for intentional self-harm sourced from the New Zealand National Minimum Dataset.
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