About 800000 people commit suicide worldwide every year, of these 17% are residents of India. The male to female suicide ratio has been about 2:1 in India. On an average a total number of suicides in India per day is 300!!
As per the reports of Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2014 and National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, the total number of suicides in India as per 2014 statistics is 1,09,456.
The primary causes for suicides are family problems, illness(prolonged health diseases, AIDS, Cancer, etc.) and love affairs.
The other reasons for committing suicide are unemployment, career problems, poverty, fail in examinations, fall in social reputation, a sudden change in economy status, property dispute, bankruptcy, drug abuse/addiction and ideological causes.
Other minor reasons for committing suicide are dowry dispute, physical abuse (rape, etc.), illegitimate pregnancy, divorce, the death of the dear person, not having children, cancellation/non-settlement of marriage, and suspected/illicit relation etc.
The below infographic gives the complete statistics on the total number of suicides in India per day.
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