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Adult suicides per 100,000 persons (aged 20+)

Statistics
Year 1981 1986 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
No. 14.28 16.31 17.63 15.80 11.72 16.91 17.16 17.51
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
No. 18.47 19.07 22.13 23.77 17.47 21.02 14.94 16.10
Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
No. 17.44 16.81 13.94 13.92 16.92 16.33 16.37 15.08
Operational Definitions
The number of suicides committed by persons aged 20 and over per 100,000 population, based on mid-year estimate of population. Figures exclude injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Judiciary since 1991.
Figures for 1981 and1986 are obtained from Prof. Daniel Shek who got data from the Census and Statistics Department on suicide death.
figures for 2003 onwards were from Judiciary Coroner's Reports.
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