Suicide is devastating for families and communities and there are significant social and gender inequalities. More men aged under 50 in England and Wales die from suicide than from road deaths, coronary heart disease, accidental poisoning or diseases of the liver.

This audit will inform a Suicide Prevention Strategy for Norfolk. Mortality data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is used to analyse the number and rate of suicide in Norfolk, the key characteristics of people who die by suicide (gender, age, and occupation), the method used and location of suicide deaths.