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جوري
11-16-2012, 02:05 AM
I want a rough figure but I was doing some research when I found this:
30,651 committed suicide in 2011, NPA reports

National Jun. 09, 2012 - 06:22PM JST ( 57 )


TOKYO —
The number of people who took their own lives in Japan in 2011 was 30,651, the 14th consecutive year the figure has exceeded 30,000, the National Police Agency said in a white paper released Friday.
However, the NPA said the figure was down 1,039 from 2010.
The white paper said there was a spike in suicides between April and June following the March 11 disaster, Sankei Shimbun reported. In May last year, 3,375 people killed themselves, more than 20% up on the same month a year earlier.
“The whole of Japanese society was anxious after the disaster, and we suspect that to be a contributing factor,” said an official of the Cabinet Office, adding suicides in May were particularly high among men in their 30s.
Last March’s quake and tsunami, which claimed 19,000 lives and sparked the world’s worst nuclear crisis in a generation, greatly hampered the Japanese economy and led to a surge in corporate bankruptcies. Police said this contributed to an increase in the number of suicides among people who were unable to find new jobs.
The white paper also said that 1,029 students committed suicide in 2011, the first time that the number has surpassed 1,000 since research data started being kept in 1978.
Japan has one of the world’s highest suicide rates, according to the OECD.
Japan Today/AFP

http://www.japantoday.com/category/n...11-npa-reports

I mean 30K in Japan alone.. it is rather frightening
how many do yearly over the globe though is what I'd like to know, if you can find me a rough number I'd appreciate it...

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جوري
11-16-2012, 02:13 AM
1 Lithuania[2] 54.6 11.6 31.6 2011
2 South Korea[3] (more info) 41.4 21.0 31.2 2010
3 Guyana 39.0 13.4 26.4 2006
4 Kazakhstan 43.0 9.4 25.6 2008
5 Belarus[4][5] 25.3 2010
6 Hungary[6] 37.4 8.5 21.7 2009
7 Japan (more info)[7] 33.5 14.6 23.8 2011
8 Latvia 33.8 4.0 17.5 2009
9 People's Republic of China [8]
(more info)
22.23 2011
10 Slovenia 29.3 3.0 17.2 2010
11 Sri Lanka[9] 21.6 1996
12 Russia[10] 21.4 2011
13 Ukraine 37.8 7.0 21.2 2009
14 Serbia and Montenegro 28.4 11.1 19.5 2006
15 Estonia 20.6 7.3 18.1 2008
16 Switzerland 15.7 6.5 11.1 2007
17 Croatia 24.3 6.6 14.7 2009
18 Belgium[note 1][6] 26.5 9.3 17.6 2009
19 Finland[11] 25.7 8.1 16.8 2010
20 Moldova 30.1 5.6 17.4 2008
21 France 23.5 7.5 15.0 2009
22 Uruguay 26.0 6.3 15.8 2004
23 South Africa[12] 25.3 5.6 15.4 2005
24 Austria 20.9 5.7 12.8 2009
25 Poland 28.0 3.8 15.4 2010
26 Hong Kong 19.0 10.7 14.6 2009
27 Suriname 23.9 4.8 14.4 2005
28 Czech Republic 22.1 4.1 12.8 2010
29 New Zealand[13] 20.3 6.5 13.2 2008
30 Sweden 17.7 7.1 12.3 2009
31 Cuba 19.0 5.5 12.3 2008
32 Bulgaria 18.8 6.2 12.3 2008
33 Romania 21.0 3.5 12.0 2009
34 Norway 17.3 6.5 11.9 2009
35 Denmark 17.5 6.4 11.9 2006
36 Ireland 19.0 4.7 11.8 2009
37 Bosnia and Herzegovina 20.3 3.3 11.8 1991
38 United States[14] (more info) 19.2 5.0 12.0 2009
39 Canada 17.3 5.4 11.3 2004
40 Iceland[15] 17.9 4.5 11.3 2009
41 Chile 18.2 4.2 11.1 2007
42 Trinidad and Tobago 17.9 3.8 10.7 2006
43 India (more info) 13.0 7.8 10.5 2009
44 Singapore 12.9 7.7 10.3 2006
45 Slovakia[6] 19.8 1.9 10.3 2009
46 Australia[16] 14.9 4.5 9.7 2009
47 Germany[6] 15.6 4.7 9.9 2009
48 Kyrgyzstan 14.1 3.6 8.8 2009
49 Turkmenistan 13.8 3.5 8.6 1998
50 Netherlands [6] 12.0 5.0 8.5 2009
51 Republic of Macedonia[6] 12.6 3.9 8.0 2009
52 El Salvador 12.9 3.6 8.0 2008
53 Portugal[6] 13.2 3.4 7.9 2008
54 Zimbabwe 10.6 5.2 7.9 1990
55 Luxembourg[6] 13.2 2.9 7.8 2008
56 Thailand 12.0 3.8 7.8 2002
57 Argentina 12.6 3.0 7.7 2008
58 Spain 11.9 3.4 7.6 2008
59 Puerto Rico 13.2 2.0 7.4 2005
60 Ecuador 10.5 3.6 7.1 2009
61 United Kingdom 10.9 3.0 6.9 2009
62 Mauritius 11.8 1.9 6.8 2008
63 Iran[17] 7.6 5.1 6.4 2001
64 Italy 10.0 2.8 6.3 2007
65 Costa Rica 10.2 1.9 6.1 2009
66 Israel[18] 9.9 2.1 5.8 2007
67 Nicaragua 9.0 2.6 5.8 2006
68 Panama 9.0 1.9 5.5 2008
69 Colombia 7.9 2.0 4.9 2007
70 Brazil 7.7 2.0 4.8 2008
71 Uzbekistan 7.0 2.3 4.7 2005
72 Seychelles 8.9 0.0 4.6 2008
73 Georgia 7.1 1.7 4.3 2009
74 Albania[19] 4.7 3.3 4.0 2003
75 Mexico 6.8 1.3 4.0 2008
76 Turkey[20] 5.36 2.50 3.94 2008
77 Bahrain 4.0 3.5 3.8 2006
78 Belize 6.6 0.7 3.7 2008
79 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.4 1.9 3.7 2008
80 Paraguay 5.1 2.0 3.6 2008
81 Cyprus[6] 5.9 1.3 3.6 2009
82 Guatemala 5.6 1.7 3.6 2008
83 Barbados 7.3 0.0 3.5 2006
84 Greece 6.1 1.0 3.5 2009
85 Malta 5.9 1.0 3.4 2008
86 Venezuela 5.3 1.2 3.2 2007
87 Tajikistan 2.9 2.3 2.6 2001
88 Saint Lucia 4.9 0.0 2.4 2005
89 Dominican Republic 3.9 0.7 2.3 2005
90 Philippines 2.5 1.7 2.1 1993
91 Armenia 2.8 1.1 1.9 2008
92 Kuwait 1.9 1.7 1.8 2009
93 The Bahamas 1.9 0.6 1.2 2005
94 Jordan 0.0 0.0 1.1 2009
95 Peru 1.1 0.6 0.9 2000
96 São Tomé and Príncipe 0.0 1.8 0.9 1987
97 Pakistan [21] 3.4 0.5 0.88 2012
98 Azerbaijan 1.0 0.3 0.6 2007
99 Maldives 0.7 0.0 0.3 2005
100 Jamaica 0.3 0.0 0.1 1990
101 Syria 0.2 0.0 0.1 1985
102 Egypt 0.1 0.0 0.1 2009
103 Grenada 0.0 0.0 0.0 2008
104 Honduras 0.0 0.0 0.0 1978
105 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 0.0 0.0 1995
106 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 0.0 0.0 1995
107 Haiti 0.0 0.0 0.0 2003



found this table at wiki so I guess now we know.. sob7an Allah- but these are the ones reported I guess it would be much more.
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جوري
11-16-2012, 02:20 AM
It is strange the reasons listed for suicide that I have read, and the programs made to prevent them, is sort of like lip service no? Obviously folks need a solution to the actual problem not a helpline to talk about it.
I was surprised with Kazakhstan being so high up there.. aren't they >70% Muslims.. why such a high suicide rate amongst Muslims?


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CosmicPathos
11-16-2012, 02:59 AM
mental illnessess, somatoform disorders, organic diseases etc etc. Life is not pleasant to endure. some ppl decide that's it.
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جوري
11-16-2012, 03:21 AM
Mental illness is a reason but it's mostly financial and lack of positive and or meaningful relationships!
Notice Muslim majority countries have very low suicide rate so I wonder what makes khazkistan so unique!
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CosmicPathos
11-16-2012, 03:32 AM
Originally Posted by شَادِنُ
Notice Muslim majority countries have very low suicide rate so I wonder what makes khazkistan so unique!
I would not look much into it. Its low because its a stigma for Muslims to have relative commit suicide and hence is not reported such. Just like how organic diseases are common among humanity regardless of their religion, suicide is supposed to be similar across humanity, regardless of their religion.
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ardianto
11-16-2012, 03:33 AM
In America: I hate myself and I want to die.

In Indonesia: I want to commit suicide but I'm afraid to die.


This is why suicide rate in Indonesia is lower than in America.
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جوري
11-16-2012, 11:16 AM
If suicide is similar then why do we have ranking of countries with highest rates?
Sure many cases go unreported but it's not up to the family but the state to report cause if death at the coroner's office!
Just a thought and the findings do report that most causes are desperation because of a financial situation, failure, bankruptcy or troubling relations!
People who are mentally ill hardly have the capabilities to execute it well of course many do but it's usually a planned process!
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Endymion
11-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Today i watch the news it says 5 people commit suicide in Japan,they belong to the same family :hmm:

I guess one reason is religion.When you are at the peak of disappointment,its your relationship and trust on your God that brings you back,give you hope and courage and encourage you to step forward.
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Independent
11-16-2012, 12:36 PM
I think it's tremendously difficult to compare across countries because of different social factors and because they collect data in such different ways. Within a particular country (eg the UK and Ireland) there are some interesting patterns. The highest rates of suicide are in two professions: farming and medicine. The reason is the same in both cases - access to a convenient method. Farmers often have guns, while medical workers and dentists have access to drugs (and the knowledge of how to use them).

This suggests that for many potential victims, if they could just be helped through their darkest hours, then they might afterwards recover the will to live.
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luvurcreator
11-17-2012, 03:40 AM
wow this is a big number. Imagine these people if they believed in Allah SWT and His mercy and reward for being a believer. We muslims have a lot to do. These people needs dawah, someone to talk to them and let them know about the creator. May Allah forgive us for our shortcomings and make us a source to bring guidance to atleast one person. Only if we knew the benefit of giving dawa.
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