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Preston has highest suicide rate in the UK

Posted on - 10th February, 2016 - 5:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
A gloomy Monday in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A gloomy Monday in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

A horrifying statistic about Preston has emerged in new figures about suicide.

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Preston has the highest suicide rate in the UK compared to other towns and cities.

There are nearly 19 suicides each year in the city per 100,000 people.

The figures, which come from the Office of National Statistics, are based on the period from 2012-2014.

It also shows the suicide rate in Preston has been rising sharply in the last few years.

Highest level of suicide in UK towns and cities
Preston – 18.6
Middlesbrough – 17.6
Hastings – 17.4
Blackpool – 17
Warwick – 16.6

If there’s something troubling you, or a friend or family member, there’s help and support available from the Preston Samaritans.

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