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Over 8,000 children died by suicide in 2019: Centre

There is also a rising trend in the number of suicides due to unemployment, and amongst students from 2016 to 2019

Sabrangindia 02 Aug 2021

Unemployment

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During the ongoing monsoon session, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Rameswar Teli, has answered questions about the number of deaths by suicide in the country due to unemployment.

Unable to provide data for 2020, the minister, in his written reply has revealed that 2,851 people have died by suicide in the year 2019 due to unemployment. Karnataka has the highest tally at 553, followed by Maharashtra (452), Tamil Nadu (251), Gujarat (219) and Uttar Pradesh (159). Karnataka’s tally has worryingly been the highest amongst other States and Union Territories in the years 2017 and 2018 at 375 and 464 respectively. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of suicides in 2016 at 403.

Total year wise data is as follows:

Year

Total Suicides

2016

2,298

2017

2,404

2018

2,741

In addition to this, 24,568 children (above 14 years and below 18 years), have died by suicide between 2017 and 2019. In comparison, the rate of suicide for females is higher than males. As per the data provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), and referred to by the Centre, no transgender between the age group of 14 to 18 have died by suicide.

Other statistics related to suicide between the age group of 14 to 18 years, are as under:

Year

Males

Females

Transgender

Total

2017

3,711

4,318

0

8,029

2018

3,752

4,410

0

8,162

2019

3,780

4,597

0

8,377

The rate of suicide amongst the category 18 to 30 years, is also alarmingly high and has an increasing trend from 2017 to 2019. Over three years, 32 transgenders have reportedly died by suicide.

Statistics related to suicide between the age group of 18 to 30 years, is as under:

Year

Males

Females

Transgender

Total

2017

27,748

17,457

12

45,217

2018

28,894

18,009

9

46,912

2019

30,883

17,930

11

48,774

The answers may be read here: 

 

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Over 8,000 children died by suicide in 2019: Centre

There is also a rising trend in the number of suicides due to unemployment, and amongst students from 2016 to 2019

Unemployment

Image Courtesy:freepressjournal.in

During the ongoing monsoon session, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Rameswar Teli, has answered questions about the number of deaths by suicide in the country due to unemployment.

Unable to provide data for 2020, the minister, in his written reply has revealed that 2,851 people have died by suicide in the year 2019 due to unemployment. Karnataka has the highest tally at 553, followed by Maharashtra (452), Tamil Nadu (251), Gujarat (219) and Uttar Pradesh (159). Karnataka’s tally has worryingly been the highest amongst other States and Union Territories in the years 2017 and 2018 at 375 and 464 respectively. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of suicides in 2016 at 403.

Total year wise data is as follows:

Year

Total Suicides

2016

2,298

2017

2,404

2018

2,741

In addition to this, 24,568 children (above 14 years and below 18 years), have died by suicide between 2017 and 2019. In comparison, the rate of suicide for females is higher than males. As per the data provided by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), and referred to by the Centre, no transgender between the age group of 14 to 18 have died by suicide.

Other statistics related to suicide between the age group of 14 to 18 years, are as under:

Year

Males

Females

Transgender

Total

2017

3,711

4,318

0

8,029

2018

3,752

4,410

0

8,162

2019

3,780

4,597

0

8,377

The rate of suicide amongst the category 18 to 30 years, is also alarmingly high and has an increasing trend from 2017 to 2019. Over three years, 32 transgenders have reportedly died by suicide.

Statistics related to suicide between the age group of 18 to 30 years, is as under:

Year

Males

Females

Transgender

Total

2017

27,748

17,457

12

45,217

2018

28,894

18,009

9

46,912

2019

30,883

17,930

11

48,774

The answers may be read here: 

 

Related:

75,000 student suicides between 2007 and 2016 in India!
Another death by suicide at Tikri border, death toll reaches 214
Take decision about compensating families of suicide victim farmers who borrowed from private money lenders: Karnataka HC

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