India Saw 10 Per Cent Jump In Suicides Last Year
New Delhi: There was a 10 per cent jump in suicides last year compared to 2019, according to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). A total of 1,53,052 suicides were reported in the country in 2020. The suicide rate went up by 8.7 per cent.
Delhi with 3,025 suicides earned the dubious distinction of topping among 53 mega cities. It was followed by Chennai which reported 2,430 suicides, Bengaluru (2,196) and Mumbai (1,282).
These four cities together saw almost 37.4 per cent of the total cases reported from 53 mega cities, the New Indian Express reported.
Chennai showed a slight decline in 2020 as against 2019 while Delhi recorded an increase of 24.8 per cent, Bengaluru 5.5 per cent and Mumbai observed a rise of 4.3 per cent.
Family problems and illness become the major factors forcing people to take the extreme step.
Ac-wage earners, followed by self-employed persons (male) and housewives contributed the highest numbers among those who ended their lives last year.
A total 1,085,32 of men ended their lives, maximum being daily-wagers (33,164) followed by self-employed