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Undetermined Deaths in Leeds 2011-2013

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Previous Self-Harm and

Previous Self-Harm and Suicide History of Previous Self-Harm History of Previous Suicide Attempt Number Percentage Number Percentage Yes – In past 12 months Yes – Not in past 12 months Yes but timing unknown 40 18.8% 22 10.3% 47 22.1% 32 15% 0 0% 1 0.5% No/Unknown 126 59.2% 158 74.2% Table 15: Previous self-harm and suicide – Numbers and percentages Nearly 40% of the audit population had a history of self-harm. This is higher than the number of people who have a history of self-harm reported across the UK 20 (5%). 18.8% of cases had a history of self-harm in the year prior to death. Nationally, 5.6% of people report a history of suicide attempt; in the audit population 25% of people have a history of at least one suicide attempt. This clearly indicates that a history of self-harm and a history of previous suicide attempt are both risk factors for suicide in Leeds. Verdict of the Inquest 2008-2010 Audit 2011-2013 Audit Number Percentage Number Percentage Accidental/Misadventure 34 19.0% 12 5.6% Narrative 8 4.5% 8 3.8% Open 21 11.7% 10 4.7% Unknown 0 0% 5 2.3% Dependent abuse of drugs 0 0% 2 0.9% Killed Self 116 64.8% 176 82.6 Table 16: Verdict returned by the Coroner in the cases included in the 2008-13 and 2011-13 audit 38

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