The Chief Coroner’s Office classifies Prevention of Future Deaths reports into ad-hoc categories.
These categories have changed over time and overlap. However, there is no guidance or details available on how PFDs are classified. For example, what deaths are categorised as “Other related deaths”?
Hospital-related deaths are the most common category
Here we graph the number of PFDs tagged in each category over a decade, from inception (July 2013) until the latest Sunday scrape. Hover over each bar to get exact numbers.
Categories over time
Mental health-related deaths have increased
This graph shares the combination of PFDs classed as mental health and suicide over time. The suicide category was introduced in 2015.
There are two categories related to emergency services, which we have combined and present over time.
Data of PFDs by death category over time
Cite the Tracker
Richards, GC. 2024. The Preventable Deaths Tracker. https://preventabledeathstracker.net/