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Suicides in Scotland 1982-2009

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Depositor dc.contributor pope, addy
Institution dc.contributor.other University of Edinburgh
Spatial Coverage dc.coverage.spatial northlimit=60.8599;eastlimit=-0.7051;southlimit=54.5133;westlimit=-8.0977;
Spatial Coverage dc.coverage.spatial Scotland
Dataset Date dc.coverage.temporal 2011-01-13
Date Accessioned 2011-01-13T15:14:18Z
Date Available 2011-01-13T15:14:18Z
Date Issued 2011-01-13
Data Set dc.identifier
Permanent Identifier dc.identifier.uri
Lineage dc.description Suicide data sources form the Scottish Public Health Observatory ( and the population data used to calculate the rates was sourced from ShareGeo Open ( which uses mid-year estimates downloaded from Nomis ( Datasets were joined to Local Authority (district, unitary authority and borough) boundaries downloaded from Ordnance Survey OpenData Boundary Line dataset. All spatial analysis was carried out in ArcGIS
Abstract dc.description.abstract This group of datasets describe the suicides in Scotland for the period 1982-2009. There are 4 separate datasets: All Suicides/Male Suicides/Female Suicides/All Suicide Rate (expressed per 100,000 people). The data is broken down into Local Authority Areas making it easier to investigate any spatial disparity in the suicide figures. A couple of points are worth noting are that it is unclear if the suicide data shows all suicides or just those of Adults. A recent Scottish Government report( used deaths of people over 15 years old. Differences in the rates between this data and the results presented in the Scottish Government report may also be due to different population datasets being used.
Format dc.format ESRI Shapefile
Language dc.language.iso en
Additional Licence Information dc.rights This data is made available under the Public Domain Dedication and License v1.0 whose full text can be found at
Subject dc.subject death
Subject dc.subject suicide
Additional Keyword dc.subject.classification Health
Additional Keyword dc.subject.classification Society
Title dc.title Suicides in Scotland 1982-2009
Type dc.type GIS vector data

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