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Friday, February 11, 2011

Suicide statistics 2009- NCRB

Number of suicides have increased from 1,13,914 in 2005 to 1,27,151 in 2009

In 2009
1.27 lakh indians killed themselves

15 suicides took place every hour

Every day 223 men and 125 women(89 housewives) committed suicide
One in every 5 suicides is committed by a housewife

Social and economic issues have precipitated men to commit suicide while emotional and personal reasons have prompted women to commit suicide.

One in every 3 victims of suicide is aged between 15 and 28 years

0-29 age bracket has been killing themselves due to unemployment, exam failure, poverty and dowry disputes.

The no of suicides due to unemployment has increased by 18.8% and that due to professional or career problems by 15.1%

There has been a recent trend of housewives committing suicide


82 people killed themselves due to family problems

73 due to illness

family problems and illness account for 44.7% of all suicides in the country

10 due to love affairs

6 following exam failure

9 due to bankruptcy

7 due to unemployment

Bangalore registered the highest number of suicides among cities- 2167 people killed themselves
Chennai follows with 1,412 suicides

Delhi with 1215 suicides

Mumbai with 1051 suicides

Puducherry/Pondicherry registere maximum suicides per 1 lakh population.National average is 10.9 per lakh population.
Maharashtra's rate is 13.2

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh have emerged as sensitive states for senior citizens accounting for 54.7% suicides in the 60 plus age group.Maharashtra accounts for 21.2% suicides in this age group and ranks third.

Southern states add up to 39.2% of total suicides in the country

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