The number of people committing suicide is at its highest this century. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows that 5,122 people took their own lives in 2014, the most since 1999.
551 of them were in London, where the rate of suicide went up by 4% on the previous year. But the longer term trend is down and the capital has the lowest suicide rates of any region in England and Wales.
Men are more than 3 times more likely than women to kill themselves. The general rate of suicide in the London is 8.3 per 100,000 people. For men it is 13.2 and for women 3.8. For both genders, London has the lowest rates.
The figures include all people over 15 who are officially recorded by a coroner to have committed suicide, or whose death has been caused by an undetermined injury. The ONS combines these to get an accurate suicide rate as research has shown that most of the undetermined deaths are likely to be suicides.
The increase in London between 2013 to 2014 was largely caused by higher numbers in Southwark, Barnet, Haringey and Croydon.
The City of London has by far the highest rate, but this is based on a very small number of people. Outside the City, Haringey had the highest rate in 2014, followed by Islington, Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Hammersmith and Fulham.
Rates are a lot lower in outlying boroughs including Harrow, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond and Kingston.
For help and more information about suicide contact Samaritans