Suicide Cases Are On The Rise, Says NCRB Data

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Suicide Cases Are On The Rise, Says NCRB Data
New statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) present a frightening picture of the rising incidence of suicides in the country.

According to these new figures, one unemployed person commits suicide every hour in the country, while stay-at-home women are also losing their lives in large numbers due to various reasons.

Compared to 2017, there has been an increase of 3.6% in cases of suicide in the year 2018 in India. According to the latest figures, 1,34,516 people committed suicide in the year 2018 across the country, among which 92,114 were men and 42,391 were women.

Among those who committed suicide, 46,912 were in the age-group of 18-30 years. The most shocking fact is that among the people who committed suicide in 2018, 9,431 were below the age of 18 years.

Figures based on people’s professions reveal that 22.1% -- the highest -- people who took their own lives were daily wage labourers, 17.2% were stay-at-home women, 9.8% had their own business/trade, 9.6% (more than 10,000) were unemployed, 8.9% were employed in jobs, 7.7% were engaged in agriculture/farming and 7.6% were students.

Among people who committed suicide, around 66.2% were those whose annual income was less than Rs 1 lakh, which implies that there is a direct connection between growing suicides in the country and poverty.

The maximum number of cases of suicide - at 17,972 - were from Maharashtra, while there were 13,896 cases in Tamil Nadu, 13,255 cases in West Bengal, 11,775 cases in Madhya Pradesh and 11,561 cases in Karnataka.

The total figure of suicides in these five states is 68,459, which reveals that more than half the cases of suicide in the country were registered in just these five states.

Meanwhile, about 17% population of the country resides in Uttar Pradesh but only 3.5% cases of suicide were registered there.

The national rate of suicides is 10% but this rate was 41% in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 33.8% in Puducherry, 30.2% in Sikkim, 24.7% in Chhattisgarh and 23.5% in Kerala.

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