Iran: Suicide rate up to 5% in 2017 compared to 2016

Iran: Suicide rate up to 5% in 2017 compared to 2016

Published by on August 13, 2018

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics in 2017; nearly “800 000 people die due to suicide every year”.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the rate of attempted suicide higher among women than men; however, four times as many men die due to suicide than women.

Iran Official News Agencies, report that between five to seven people per every 100,000 commit suicide in Iran.

According to the Iranian National Coroner (INC), the suicide rate in Iran increased by 5% between March 2017 and March 2018 compared to the twelve months before that period. A rise of such magnitude may not seem alarming, but once the statistics are assessed in more detail, the figures are shocking.

The increase in suicide among children and teenagers in Iran is alarming. Variety of people commit suicide for a variety of reasons, but most of them have economic roots and also, domestic violence.

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