Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean today released the provisional annual suicide figures for the year ending 30 June 2014.
The total for the year was 529, which is the lowest number by two since the annual coronial figures were first produced for the 2007/08 year. There were 12 fewer suicides compared to last year, and 29 fewer than the 2010/11 year, which was the highest annual number recorded in the last seven years.
Judge MacLean said, “while it is encouraging to see a slight drop in numbers, the overall rate is still stubbornly high and disappointingly consistent.”
Of the 12 fewer suicides (more…)