Facts and figures
- 5,583 suicides were registered in 2021 in England and Wales.
- Suicide is the single leading cause of death for men under 50. Men are three times more likely than women to die by suicide.
- Men aged 50-54 have the highest suicide rate – 22.5 men in this age bracket per 100,000 die by suicide in England compared to 10.5 per 100,000 in the general population.
- For every suicide, on average, 135 people are affected.
- According to research the economic cost of each suicide death is estimated to be around £1.67 million. Around 60–70 percent of the cost of each suicide is attributed to the impact on the quality of life of those bereaved by suicide.
- James’ Place has treated over 1,500 suicidal men since the opening of our first centre in 2018, delivering over 7,500 therapy sessions.
- We will open three new centres in England over the next three years, treating up to 2,000 men per year. Our aim is that half the male population of England will be within two hours of a James’ Place centre. Our next centre will open in Newcastle in early 2024.
More statistics on suicide are available from the Office of National Statistics.