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A Look at Suicide Statistics

A Look at suicide statiatica While not the number one killer in the world, suicide is still a significant cause of mortality in America and other developed countries. Below is a compilation of data that gives you a basic understanding of suicide and its victims. 1. 1 MILLION people PER YEAR commit suicide in the WORLD. That's ONE death every 40 SECONDS. Suicide rates have increased 60% in the Jast 45 YEARS. 2. Suicide rates (per 100,000): US 11 BELARUS 35 ST KITTS & NEVIS LESS THAN 1 3. Suicide is the 11th leading CAUSE of DEATH in America. 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 It's the 2nd leading cause of death among 25-34 YEAR OLDS There are 91 suicides PER DAY ONCE every 16 MINUTES 4. JAPAN has one of the HIGHEST suicide rates in the industrilaized WORLD. 2009 was the 12th STRAIGHT YEAR that more than 30,000 people COMMITTED SUICIDE. REASONS FOR SUICIDE IN JAPAN INCLUDE: 70% of JAPANESE suicides are MEN. Unemployment Social Pressures Depression It is the leading cause of DEATH in people under 30. Jumping in front of TRAINS has become such a popular method of SUICIDE in Japan, train companies charge the FAMILIES for DAMAGES. SUICIDE HOTLINES set up in Japan started receiving over 1300 calls A WEEK. 1300 CALLS A WEEK 5. It's estimated 12 to 25 suicides are ATTEMPTED for every ONE that succeeds. to for In America, 33,000 people a year commit suicide, meaning as many as 825,000 attempt it. 6. Suicide is the 7th leading cause of death for MEN, and the 16th for WOMEN. 4 TIMES as many MEN commit suicide as WOMEN. WOMEN are THREE TIMES as likely to use poison as MEN. 56% of MEN will use FIREARMS, compared to 31% of WOMEN. 23% of MEN will SUFFOCATE THEMSELVES, compared 19% of WOMEN. 56% 23% 31% 19% 7. Suicide rates by ETHNICITY (per 100,000): American Natives 15.1 White 13.9 Black Hispanic 4.9 8. Over 90% of people who commit suicide suffer from a MENTAL DISORDER or SUBSTANCE ABUSE. ONE THIRD of the victims tested POSITIVE for ALCOHOL. XXX хXX It is a myth that more suicides occur during holiday seasons. In fact, the suicide rate is LOWEST in DECEMBER. SOURCE journal-japanese-trains-try-to-shed-a-gruesome-appeal.html?sec=health&&scp=1&sq=chuo%20japan%20suicide&st=cse

A Look at Suicide Statistics

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Although suicide is not the number one killer in the world, it is one of the top causes of death in industrialized nations. This infographic takes a look at global suicide statistics.


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