Fall in Clacks suicides
THERE has been a drop in suicide rates in Clackmannanshire and Scotland as a whole, according to recent statistics.
The Scottish Suicide statistics for 2011, by National Records of Scotland, show that Scotland has seen a 17% fall in suicide rates since the choose Life strategy began in 2002.
Within Clackmannanshire, the average rate during 2009-2011 was 4.3 deaths as compared to 9.6 during the period 2001-2003.
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This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 14 Sep 12
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