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Men account for 71% suicides in India

NEW DELHI: India has a high suicide rate, with around 71% male and 29% female accounting for total number of suicide deaths in the country in 2020, said the latest report prepared by health ministry on National Suicide Prevention Strategy. 

On a high youth population base, in the last 3 years, the suicide rate has increased from 10.2 to 11.3 per 100,000 population. 

The report stated that economic and professional status of an individual also a bearing on suicides. 

The maximum number of suicides accounting for 63.3% occurred among those who earn less than 1 lakh per annum, followed by 32% suicides among those who earned between 1 lakh and 5 lakh per annum. 

While 3.8% suicides were by those who earn 5-10 lakh per annum, and 1 % suicides were reported for those earning more than 10 lakh per annum in 2020. Around 65% of suicides happened in 18-45 years of age, stated the report.

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