Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How we are working to keep our FOI Requests running during COVID-19

Aiding and Abetting Suicide (1884/20)

Request

(i) The number of recorded crimes, under Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2019.

(ii) The number of individuals interviewed under caution, in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide Act, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2019.

(iii) The number of individuals charged in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2019.

(iv) The number of individuals arrested in relation to Section 2(1) of the 1961 Suicide, for aiding and abetting suicide between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2019.

Please can the above information be provided in an electronic copy via email and broken down by each corresponding year?

Response

Please find attached our response and note that we have extracted the data from both our crimes and arrests database.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

Attachments

1884_ATTACHMENT