Suicides.

Oral Answers to Questions — Iraq. – in the House of Commons on 28th November 1922.

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Mr. RHYSDAVIES:

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of suicides which have occurred in England, Scotland, and Wales for each year from 1913 up to date: and, if possible, an analysis of the nature of the verdicts?

NUMBER of Inquests in England and in Wales in which a Verdict of Suicide was returned during the Years 1913 to 1921, distinguishing cases of Felo de se.
(From the Annual Volumes of Criminal Statistics.)
Year.England.Wales.
Felo de se.Other Suicides.Total.Felo de se.Other Suicides.Total.
1913853,2543,3394132136
19141033,4603.5634130134
1915Particulars not available.
1916
1917
1918852,5442,6293110113
19191352,9913,1266118124
19201363,1033,2391133134
19211253,4003,5255185190

Mr. DAVIES:

Will the answer include the number of deaths from starvation?

Photo of Mr William Bridgeman Mr William Bridgeman , Oswestry

I am sending all I can supply. I cannot answer offhand whether cases of starvation are included or not.