外文标题：India has highest number of suicides in the world: WHO
GENEVA: India accounted for the highest estimated number of suicides in the world in 2012, according to a WHO report published in Thursday which found that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds globally.
In the WHO South-East Asia Region, the estimated suicide rate is the highest as compared to other WHO regions. Suicide rates show a peak among the young and the elderly, the report said.
Most suicides in the world occur in the South-East Asia Region (39 per cent of those in low- and middle-income countries in South-East Asia alone) with India accounting for the highest estimated number of suicides overall in 2012.
According to the report, 258,075 people committed suicide in India in 2012, with 99,977 women and 158,098 men taking their own lives. India's suicide rate was 21.1 per 100,000 people, according to the report.
"This report, the first WHO publication of its kind, presents a comprehensive overview of suicide, suicide attempts and successful suicide prevention efforts worldwide. We know what works. Now is the time to act," said Dr Shekhar Saxena, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO.
The most suicide-prone countries were Guyana (44.2 per 100,000), followed by North and South Korea (38.5 and 28.9 respectively).
Next came Sri Lanka (28.8), Lithuania (28.2), Suriname (27.8), Mozambique (27.4), Nepal and Tanzania (24.9 each), Burundi (23.1), India (21.1) and South Sudan (19.8).
More than 800,000 people die by suicide every year — around one person every 40 seconds, according to the report.
Some 75 per cent of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally. Suicide by intentional pesticide ingestion is of particular concern in rural agricultural areas in the South-East Asia Region, the report said.
bcus it has highest population as well>??????? percentage comparision would make more sense
Disturbing It is because patience level in India is very low People do not consult psychiatrist due to taboo.
Farmers , students and house wives may account for large number of suicides in India. Improvement of economic conditions as a single factor may bring down the rate of suicide.
Jay K (Canada)
Indian parents need to treat their youths / kids as friends .. where kids can discuss anything with their parents. Too many committed suicide due to study pressure ...
Everything is higher in India other than wages
People should be aware of the fact that most of the UN surveys are conducted by western christian mafia with bias. If you look at any report they will target few countries and immediately UN will send Christian missionaries. It is natural for India to become No1 or 2 due to its population. They will easily hide that factor.
india will certainly have more poor or suicide cases than Monaco or Vatican. Logic is simple. India has population of a continent not of a country.
Lord Krishna (Varanasi)
'Indian Republic' Means 'Rape of Public'
Saranathan Lakshminarasimhan (chennai)
Main is poverty which need to be addressed