Suicide

In Ireland, national suicide statistics are provided by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). These annual figures are usually published with a delay of approximately two years or longer.

For further information on suicide data, please visit the CSO (Central Statistics Office).

For information on suicide rates in Northern Ireland, please visit NISRA (the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) .

*Please note that data for 2016 are based on provisional figures and are subject to change

Year Total Male Female
No. Rate per 100,000 No. Rate per 100,000 No. Rate per 100,000
2001 519 13.5 429 22.4 90 4.7
2002 478 12.2 387 19.9 91 4.6
2003 497 12.5 386 19.5 111 5.5
2004 493 12.2 406 20.2 87 4.3
2005 481 11.6 382 18.5 99 4.8
2006 460 10.9 379 17.9 81 3.8
2007 458 10.6 362 16.7 96 4.4
2008 506 11.4 386 17.5 120 5.4
2009 552 12.4 443 20 109 4.9
2010 495 11.1 405 17.9 90 3.9
2011 554 12.1 458 20.2 96 4.2
2012 541 11.8 445 19.6 96 4.1
2013 487 10.6 391 17.2 96 4.1
2014 486 10.5 399 17.5 87 3.7
2015 425 9.2 335 14.6 90 3.8
2016 399 8.5 318 13.8 81 3.4
   
Order Area of Residence Rate (per 100,000)
1 Limerick City 23.7
2 Roscommon 17.3
3 Cavan 17.2
4 Carlow 16.3
5 Clare 15.7
6 Waterford County 15.1
7 North Tipperary 14.5
8 Galway County 14.4
9 Galway City 14.1
10 Monaghan 14.0
11 Kerry. 13.3
12 South Tipperary 12.9
13 Wexford 12.7
14 Kilkenny 11.7
15 Kildare 11.6
16 Cork City 11.3
17 Mayo 11.1
18 Longford 10.8
19 Cork County 10.6
20 South Dublin 10.6
21 Donegal 10.4
22 Limerick County 9.7
23 Leitrim 9.6
24 Meath 9.1
25 Westmeath 9.1
26 Offaly 8.9
27 Wicklow 8.8
28 Louth 8.3
29 Sligo 7.4
30 Dublin City 6.7
31 Laois 6.0
32 Fingal 4.9
33 Dun Lgh. Rdown 4.8
34 Waterford City 2.1
Suicide rate per 100,000 for males and females, 2013 Capture Suicide rate per 100,000 for males and females aged 15 - 19 years, 2013 Capture Source - Eurostat

Suicide in Cork City and County

The Suicide Support and Information System (SSIS) collected data regarding the number of cases of suicide in Cork City and County from September 2008 – June 2012.

The Second Report of the Suicide Support and Information System (SSIS) 2013, is available to view here.

Key results, from the Second Report of the SSIS can be seen below.