List of states and union territories of India by suicide rate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Suicide in India is a national social issue. In the year 2015, India recorded 1,33,623 suicides, an increase of 1.4% from 2014's 1,31,666 suicides. This is a list of States and Union Territories of India ranked according to suicide rate as on 2015. The rate is calculated as number of suicides per 1 lakh (100,000) people. The list is compiled from the 2015 Suicidal Deaths in India report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Government of India[1]

Top three States with highest suicide rates are Puducherry, Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Islands respectively, while Bihar recorded lowest suicide rates.[2][3].Indian states by Development level

Rank State Suicide Rate (per 1 lakh) 2015[4]
1 Sikkim 37.5
2 Chhattisgarh 27.7
2 Telangana 27.7
4 Tamil Nadu 22.8
5 Kerala 21.6
6 Tripura 19.6
7 Karnataka 17.4
8 West Bengal 15.7
9 Goa 15.4
10 Maharashtra 14.2
11 Madhya Pradesh 13.3
12 Haryana 13.0
13 Andhra Pradesh 12.1
14 Mizoram 11.7
15 Gujarat 11.6
16 Arunachal Pradesh 10.4
17 Assam 10.0
18 Odisha 9.7
19 Himachal Pradesh 7.7
20 Meghalaya 6.2
21 Rajasthan 4.8
22 Uttarakhand 4.5
23 Punjab 3.6
24 Jammu and Kashmir 3.0
25 Jharkhand 2.5
26 Uttar Pradesh 1.8
27 Manipur 1.4
28 Nagaland 0.9
29 Bihar 0.5
UT1 Puducherry 43.2
UT2 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 28.9
UT3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 25.4
UT4 Daman and Diu 11.8
UT5 Delhi 8.8
UT6 Chandigarh 6.9
UT7 Lakshwadeep 6.3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Suicidal Deaths in India, 2015" (PDF). NCRB, Government of India. 2015. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved April 21, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Bihar records Lowest Suicide Rate among all States of India". news.biharprabha.com. 23 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2017-04-14. Retrieved 14 April 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ Sanjiv Phansalkar (29 March 2017). "Why Bihar Sees Fewer Farmer Suicides Than More Developed States". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Chapter 2, Suicides in India" (PDF). Government of India. National Crime Records Bureau. 2015. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 14 April 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

References[edit]