Register of Suicide Attempts

The Register of Suicide Attempts covers the period 1990-2018 and lists suicide attempts which result in contact to a hospital because of hospitalisation or visit at an emergency ward at a somatic or a psychiatric department with contact reason E4 (suicide, suicide attempt, deliberate self harm).

From 1990 – 2010 the Centre for Suicide Research has registered suicide attempts in the administrative district of Funen on the basis of case records from emergency sections. Since 2011, the Register of Suicide Attempts is kept on the basis of the Danish National Patient Register.

The article Register for Suicide Attempts in Danish Medical Journal describes the Register in further detail.

From the Danish Bank of Statistics one can generate data from the Registers. For statistical information in English, please contact the Centre on

This page was last updated at 03/29/2019