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Table 1 Numbers of railway suicides in England and Wales from 2000 to 2014 using data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB)

From: Railway suicide in England and Wales 2000–2013: a time-trends analysis

  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Male RSSB 118 118 134 131 137 155 165 154 153 151 163 163 183 198 206
Male ONS 129 117 139 120 127 132 152 135 163 134 146 155 141 195 NA
Female RSSB 39 37 34 29 41 28 57 33 39 47 46 34 46 30 44
Female ONS 37 34 35 31 43 30 36 45 36 43 61 34 34 33 NA
Persons RSSB 157 155 168 160 178 183 222 187 192 198 209 197 229 228 250
Persons ONS 166 151 174 151 170 162 188 180 199 177 207 189 175 228 NA
Difference between RSSB and ONS recorded suicides (persons) −9 4 −6 9 8 21 34 7 −7 21 2 8 54 0 NA
  1. NA note ONS suicide data were not yet available for 2014 at the time of the study