Suicide Statistics

2007-2010 BC Coroner’s Report

On Vancouver Island
  • A total of 39 people died from drug overdose.
  • A total of 42 people died by motor vehicle accident.
  • At a minimum, 408 people died by suicide.
  • Of those 408 deaths, 306 were male.
  • Suicide goes unreported 5 to 25% of the time (ASIST).
  • Prior to high school graduation, 70 to 80% of Canadian youth will consider suicide.
  • For every suicide, there are 100 to 200 other attempts (CDC 2011).
  • Over 17,400 Canadians were hospitalized for suicide (Canadian Institute for Health 2009-10).

Suicide Statistics