“Statistics Canada released, “Suicide Rates: An Overview,” today in their online publication, “Health at a Glance.”

This article presents the latest statistics on suicide, looking primarily at trends and variations by sex, age and marital status. The main source of data is the Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database.

The Canadian Vital Statistics Death Database collects demographic and cause of death information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada. Suicide data from this source are somewhat under-reported due to the difficult nature of classifying suicide and the time lag in determining this as the cause of death, which may vary from year to year and from one region to another.

Download: Suicide Rates: An Overview