Suicide (ICD10 Codes X60-X84 and Y10-Y34, Y87.0, Y87.2) Deaths classified as ‘events of undetermined intent’ and ‘intentional self-harm’ are reported jointly as suicide.
Figures are showing that is is not just a Belfast issue, with almost a quarter of all these deaths also happening inside the Norther Heath Trust area.
In 2011 there were 289 such deaths registered in Northern Ireland; 216 were males and 73 were females. All suicides are referred to the coroner and take time to be fully investigated. Therefore there is a period of time between when a suicide occurs and when the death is registered. Of the 289 suicides registered in 2011, only 120 actually occurred in 2011, with the remainder occurring in earlier years.