Total alcohol-related deaths United Kingdom (UK) 1994-2017

This statistic shows the total number of alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1994 to 2017. The total number of alcohol-related deaths peaked for this period in 2008 at 9,031, after decreased to 7,697 deaths by 2017.

Total alcohol-related deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1994 to 2017

Deaths
20177,697
20167,327
20158,758
20148,697
2013 8,416
2012 8,367
2011 8,748
2010 8,790
2009 8,664
2008 9,031
2007 8,724
2006 8,758
2005 8,386
2004 8,221
2003 8,164
2002 7,701
2001 7,499
2000 6,884
1999 6,721
1998 6,369
1997 5,976
1996 5,406
1995 5,029
1994 4,525
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1994 to 2017

Supplementary notes

The National Statistics definition of alcohol-related deaths only includes those causes regarded as being most directly due to alcohol consumption. It does not include other diseases where alcohol has been shown to have some causal relationship, such as cancers of the mouth, oesophagus and liver. The definition includes all deaths from chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (excluding biliary cirrhosis), even when alcohol is not specifically mentioned on the death certificate. Apart from deaths due to poisoning with alcohol (accidental, intentional or undetermined), this definition excludes any other external causes of death, such as road traffic and other accidents. The definition allows for consistent comparisons over time for those deaths most clearly associated with alcohol consumption.

Figures for 2002 to 2010 have been revised in light of the 2011 Census populations.

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