Talk:List of suicide sites
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Every metro or rail system has its lot of suiciders. Why include some of those in that list and not the other? Do those cities maybe have no bridges to jump from (irony). As "the metro" is very vague and not a particular spot i find it unnecessary to have them on the list.
The montreal metro is included because of the high numbers compared to other subway systems. I can tell you personally that it is a hotspot, my first metro ride ever was held up due to "Cleaning of the tracks". Spuzman 03:04, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
This article has barely a cite to it, and as such is worthless. I've lived near two of these places, and as the local "high place" they were an obvious magnet for suicide. Listing them alone tells us nothing. If there were citations for how many suicides were involved, then that might at least give some notable content as a comparison between them.
As it is, this article probably warrants deletion. Drastic, but just saying, "People looking to kill themselves jump off high stuff, not low stuff" isn't worth the electrons. Andy Dingley (talk) 22:23, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Rebooting article and removing unsourced listings
Similar to how List of suicides was changed to remove all unsourced listings, I'm doing the same here. If you find a source for an entry, add it back to the article. Mahanga (Talk) 03:09, 9 June 2010 (UTC)
- Entries that have been struck through have been added back (with a reference). —Half Price 20:15, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Niagara Falls between 1856 and 1995, there were 2,780 known suicides. West Gate Bridge, Melbourne, Australia. Most likely over 500 in total. The Gap, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia - about 50 suicides annually
- Hornsey Lane Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom - total n/a but 24 Suicides in 2004 alone - has stood since 1900
- Prince Edward Viaduct, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - over 400 suicides, but none since the completion of the Luminous Veil suicide barrier in 2003
- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France - about 350 suicides
- Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos, New Mexico
Humber Bridge 195 deaths, 5 people have jumped but survived.
- Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Florida - at least 170 suicides
- Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, England - 127 between 1974 and 1993 plus many more before and after
- Montreal Metro, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - over 129 suicides
- Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia - about 40 suicides
- Empire State Building, New York, New York - at least 32 suicides
- Tamar Bridge, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom - At least 20 suicides.
- Tyne Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne - at least 20 suicides
- Foyle and Craigavon Bridges, Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland - 3-10 per annum
- Mexico City Metro, Mexico City, Mexico
- Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Republic of Ireland
- Vienna U-Bahn, Vienna, Austria
Göltzschtalbrücke, Reichenbach (Vogtland), Germany
- Gateway Bridge, Brisbane, Australia - suicide barriers have since been erected.
- Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey - Pedestrians are not allowed on the bridge.
- Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan
- Västerbron, Stockholm, Sweden - number is not known but should exceed a few hundred.
Grafton Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand - suicide barriers have since been erected
- Van Stadens River Bridge, Eastern Cape, South Africa - Over 60 suicides, helpline phone and monitored by surveillance camara
- The Jumpoff, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina border, Southeastern United States - At least a dozen in the past 50 years
- Türisalu cliff, Harku Parish, Harju County, Estonia
- Ambassador Bridge, Windsor, Ontario, Canada-Detroit, Michigan, United States - At least 20 in the past 50 years
- Albertus L. Meyers Bridge, Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
- Nusle Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic - suicide barriers have been already erected
- Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas - 9 (does not include Charles Whitman shootings)