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Scotland. 2011 ‘Table 1: Deaths for which the Underlying Cause was Classified as 'Intentional Self-harm' or 'Event of Undetermined Intent' by Sex and by Type of Cause: Registered in Scotland, 1974 to 2011.’ Probable Suicides: Deaths which are the Result of Intentional Self-harm or Events of Undetermined Intent; Table 1. Edinburgh: General Registry Office for Scotland. 1 January

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Table 1: Deaths for which the underlying cause was classified as 'intentional self-harm' or 'event of undetermined intent'(1) by sex and by type of cause: registered in Scotland, 1974 to 2011

Year: Intentional Self-harm (Type of Cause(2))

2011: 527
2010: 569
2009: 568
2008: 569
2007: 517
2006: 542
2005: 547
2004: 606
2003: 560
2002: 636
2001: 609
2000: 648
1999: 637
1998: 649
1997: 599
1996: 597
1995: 623
1994: 624
1993: 615
1992: 569
1991: 525
1990: 535
1989: 527
1988: 598
1987: 522
1986: 568
1985: 569
1984: 519
1983: 505
1982: 563
1981: 517
1980: 515
1979: 494
1978: 439
1977: 422
1976: 430
1975: 427
1974: 437

Footnotes:
1) Following a World Health Oganisation update to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, which National Records of Scotland (NRS) implemented for 2011, 'drug abuse' deaths from 'acute intoxication' that would previously have been counted under 'mental and behavioural disorders' are now counted under 'poisoning' - so some of them will be counted as 'probable suicides'. A note on the changes to the coding is available in the vital events section of the NRS website:
http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital-events/deaths/bckgr-info/certificates-and-coding-causes/index.html
2) In mid-2009, the balance between 'intentional self-harm' and 'undetermined intent' was altered by a change in how Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service provides information about suicides and is available in the vital events section of the NRS website:
http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/vital-events/deaths/suicides/definition-of-stats/how-nrs-classifies/index.html

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