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Figures reveal 'highest suicide rate since 2004'

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics reveal a 30% increase in the number of suicides in Wales from 2009 to 2011.

There were an average of 10.7 deaths per 100,000 people in 2009, which increased to 13.9 deaths per 100,000 in 2011.

Statisticians say this is the highest suicide rate seen in Wales since 2004.