To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the statistics on the incidence of self-harming in (1) girls under 18, (2) boys under 18, (3) women over 18, and (4) men over 18, in each year since 2010; and how those statistics compare with the rest of Europe.
14 July 2014
Data on the number of under 18 boys and girls who received hospital treatment for self-harm in each year since 2010 is in the following table.
Count of finished admission episodeswith a cause code of self-harm and a count of accident and emergency attendances (excluding planned attendances) with a patient group of deliberate self-harm for (1) females under 18 and (2) males under 18 for 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector
Accident and emergency attendances
Finished admission episodes
Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre
- Admissions do not represent the number of inpatients as a person may have more than one admission in one year; and
- a patient may have attended Accident and Emergency (A&E) and then been admitted to hospital as a single event, in this case the event would be included in both the A&E and hospital admission figures.
Analysis of how these statistics compare with the rest of Europe has not been made.
Data is not collected on the incidence of self-harm among boys and girls aged under 18 nor those who continue to self-harm in adulthood.