Decline in all-India rate of suicide in 2016

New Delhi: According to the data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a decline was observed in the all-India rate of suicide in 2016.

The suicide rate in cities in 2016 was 13.0 as compared to the all-India suicide rate of 10.3 (per lakh of population). According to NCRB’s accidental deaths and suicides data in India-2016, a decline was observed in the all-India rate of suicide (per lakh of population) from 10.6 in 2015 to 10.3 in 2016.

Major causes of suicides were family problems (not related to marriage) (29.2 per cent) and illness (17.1 per cent), marriage related issues (5.3 %).

NCRB Data: A total of 8,684 deaths in country occurred due to causes attributable to forces of nature during the year 2016. Out of 8,684 accidental deaths attributable to forces of nature, 38.2 % deaths due to ‘Lightning’, 15.4 % due to ‘Heat Stroke.’