Scotland's death toll from suicide rose in 2007 after several years of falls. 620 men and 218 women killed themselves in 2007 in a country which has a suicide rate higher than in other parts of the UK. However, based on three-year rolling averages there was a 13% fall in suicide rates between 2000-2002 and 2005-2007. Men were three times more likely than women to kill themselves and suicide rates were double the Scottish average in the most deprived areas, particularly Greater Glasgow and the Highlands.
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