2007-2017 BC Coroner’s Report
During this 10-year time period in BC:
- A total of 6001 people died by suicide:
4518 were male; 1483 were female.
- 75% of those who died by suicide were male.
- Twice as many females attempt suicide.
- 1177 people died by suicide on Vancouver Island:
South Island 523, Central 431, North 223.
- To compare:
A total of 3581 people died in motor vehicle accidents (2008-2018).
A total of 6228 people died of accidental drug overdose (2009-2019).