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This FACT indicates the rate of suicides per 100,000 people in each state.
Suicide is here defined as the deliberate taking of one's life. To be classified as a suicide, a death must be recognised as being due to unnatural causes. External causes of death are required to be examined by a coroner, who investigates both the mechanism by which a person died, and the intention of the injury (whether accidental, intentional self-harm or assault). For a death to be deemed a suicide, it must be established by coronial inquiry that the death resulted from a deliberate act of the deceased with the intention of ending his or her own life.
The indicator is expressed as deaths per hundred thousand mid year population, period 2007-2011.