Suicide Rates

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Dear UK statistic Authority
I am writing to you to make a Freedom of Information Request regarding the increase in percentage of suicide deaths during the lockdown for COVID-19, compared to before this period and the amount of suicide deaths in total during this period. This runs from from 23rd March- 4th January 2021. If possible, could I also have a comparison between deaths from Coronavirus and deaths from suicide during this period as well.

Yours faithfully,
Sharon Taylor,

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Our Reference: FOI/2021/1346


Dear Sharon


Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to suicides during the
2020 lockdown compared to COVID-19 deaths.


I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:



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