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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.

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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.

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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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