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Sharp rise in the number of Brits dying in Thailand, according to official stats

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The British government has released comprehensive data on the number of UK nationals who have died in Thailand from 2014 to 2016

In response to a Freedom of Information request, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released information about about the numbers of British citizens who have died in Thailand 2014 – 2016, broken down by age and circumstances of death.

The figures below are for all those British nationals where the FCO has been made aware of the death, the report says.

The data is split into five age categories: 0 – 15 years, 16 – 30 years, 31 – 50 years; 50+ years; Unknown.

And lists a range of different causes of death such as, Accidental, Drowning, Hospital death, Murder or manslaughter and Suicide.

The figures show a considerable increase in the number of of British nationals in the 50+ age group who have died in Thailand.

According to the data, in 2014 263 Brits aged 50+ died in Thailand, with the biggest cause of death recorded as ‘Natural Death’.

In 2015, the number of deaths jumped to 281.

However, in 2016, 378 Brits aged 50+ died in Thailand, with the most common cause of death recorded as ‘unknown’ (142).

This recent data confirms previously released stats that an average of more than one Brit per day dies in Thailand each year.

British citizens who have died in Thailand

Published 16 August 2017
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British national deaths in Thailand, broken down by age: 0 – 15 years201420152016
Death – Accidental000
Death – Drowning000
Death – Execution000
Death – Hospital death000
Death – Missing000
Death – Murder or manslaughter000
Death – Natural death111
Death – None [1]000
Death – Road traffic accident000
Death – Suicide000
Death – Unknown [2]010
Death – In custody000
 

British national deaths in Thailand, broken down by age: 16 – 30 years

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

Death – Accidental421
Death – Drowning001
Death – Execution000
Death – Hospital death001
Death – Missing001
Death – Murder or manslaughter200
Death – Natural death130
Death – None000
Death – Road traffic accident222
Death – Suicide310
Death – Unknown746
Death – In custody000
 

British national deaths in Thailand, broken down by age: 31 – 50 years

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

Death – Accidental573
Death – Drowning000
Death – Execution000
Death – Hospital death000
Death – Missing003
Death – Murder or manslaughter000
Death – Natural death994
Death – None001
Death – Road traffic accident742
Death – Suicide252
Death – Unknown161215
Death – In custody001
 

British national deaths in Thailand, broken down by age: 50+ years

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

Death – Accidental426
Death – Drowning001
Death – Execution000
Death – Hospital death0060
Death – Missing0014
Death – Murder or manslaughter010
Death – Natural death180185135
Death – None005
Death – Road traffic accident564
Death – Suicide649
Death – Unknown6883142
Death – In custody002
 

British national deaths in Thailand, broken down by age: Unknown

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

Death – Accidental122
Death – Drowning000
Death – Execution000
Death – Hospital death005
Death – Missing004
Death – Murder or manslaughter001
Death – Natural death91511
Death – None001
Death – Road traffic accident130
Death – Suicide000
Death – Unknown1136
Death – In custody000
[1] ‘Death – None’ means the FCO have no further information
[2] ‘Death – Unknown’ means the cause of death is not known
 

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Source: GOV UK

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