Suicide Statistics

2006-2015 BC Coroner’s Report

During this 10-year time period in BC:
  • 446 people died by accidental overdose.
  • 500  people died by motor vehicle accident.
  • In comparison, 5,275 people died by suicide:
    3,986 were male; 1,289 were female.
  • Twice as many females attempt suicide.
  • 1,033 people died on Vancouver Island:
    South Island 447, Central 388, North 198.
  • 17,400 people hospitalized annually for suicide attempts in Canada.

Suicide Statistics