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Comparing suicide statistics
24 August 2021During the pandemic, there have been claims that the number of deaths by suicide has increased, reflecting the acknowledged mental strain experienced by many. FactCheckNI
Did 33 people die by suicide during the first week of September 2020 in Northern Ireland?
10 September 2020This claim is unsubstantiated. There are no official statistics or evidence to support the claim that 33 people died by suicide in Northern Ireland (or
Has the suicide rate increased 200% during the COVID-19 lockdown period?
1 July 2020The claim is unsubstantiated. There are no official statistics or evidence to support the claim that the rates of suicide increased 200% during the period
Do more men die by suicide in Northern Ireland?
11 January 2019This claim is accurate. For 2017, Northern Ireland had the highest rate in the UK (and Ireland) of registered deaths by suicide for men (29.1