Unbelievable suicide facts of India


These are unbelievable suicide facts of India :

  • Majority of the suicides are committed by the people under 30 years of age.
  • 90% of people who die by suicide have some mental disorder.
  • More Indian men die by suicides than women.
  • Half a million suicides occur in India every year.
  • Family problems and illness contribute to about 44% of suicides.
  • Farmers commit approximately 30% of all suicides in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • Within 72 hours, 12 farmers from Vidarbha region in Maharashtra committed suicide due to crop losses.
  • Domestic violence is the main reason of suicide for 64% of women.
  • Nearly 30% of all suicides worldwide occur in India and China.
  • In 2014, 16,632 farmers, including 2369 women killed themselves constituting 14.4% of the total number of suicides in the country.
  • 5% of all farmer’s suicides in Maharashtra are due to debts or bankruptcy.
  • About 8% of suicides in the country are committed by persons suffering from schizophrenia.
  • One in 60 persons in the country is affected by suicide.
  • 60% of all the farmers who committed suicide owned more than 4 acres of land.
  • Suicide rates in India are highest in the 15-30 age group.
  • On Diwali, five farmers killed themselves within 48 hours in the Vidarbha region being unable to buy clothes and sweets for their families.
  • 30-50% of male suicides occur under the influence of alcohol.
  • In 2013, over 20965 suicide deaths took place due to reasons unknown.
  • Nearly 86% of all farmer ’suicides in Maharashtra are committed by those with more than 2 acres of land.
  • Suicide rate among the youth is highest in India.
  • Over 1500 farmers committed Mass suicide in India after being driven to debt by crop failure.
  • Poisoning, hanging and self-immolation were the common methods to commit suicide in 2012.
  • In every 40 seconds, a life is lost through suicide.


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