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Suicide rate is decreasing in England and Wales

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:75
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    The rising rate of suicide in men in England and Wales observed in the 1970s and ‘80s has reversed, and the suicide rate for both sexes is now decreasing, according to an analysis of suicide data from the Office for National Statistics (Br J Psychiatry 2000;176:64-7).

    Between 1990 and 1997, the suicide rate for males and females decreased in all age groups, and there were changes in the methods used. Rates of self poisoning with solids and liquids levelled …

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