NCRB Suicide Report: The highest suicide rate has been recorded in the country for the first time since 1967. Last year, 120 people committed suicide per one million population. This rate is 6.1 percent higher than in 2020. Earlier the highest suicide rate was recorded in the year 2010. Then there were 113 suicides per million people. This has been revealed from the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau.
According to the report of the bureau the number of suicides also increased by about 7.2 percent, which is worrying.
Statistics show that low-income people are more likely to commit suicide. Two-thirds of the total suicide cases belonged to the class earning less than Rs 1 lakh per annum. Apart from this, cases of suicide among small traders and daily earners have also increased in 2021. This is followed by the number of jobseekers and students.
The city with the highest suicide rate is Kollam in Kerala with a suicide rate of 43.9; followed by Asansol in West Bengal with 38.5.
A total of 25,891 suicides were reported in the 53 mega cities of the country.
Five states — Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka — accounted for 50.4% of the total suicides in the country.
The removal of cases related to the epidemic shows that crimes have increased rapidly in 2021 compared to both 2019 and 2020. If we do not look at the crimes related to the epidemic, 46 lakh cases were registered in 2020 and 50 lakh in 2021.
In the year 2021, there was a decrease in crimes due to the relaxation of the rules of lockdown. Crime cases decreased from 66 lakh in 2020 to 61 lakh in 2021. At the same time, due to relaxation of rules, traffic accidents were more. The number of people who lost their lives in the accident increased from 3.74 lakh to 3.97 lakh. Deaths from accidents due to other causes have increased.
Accidental deaths due to earthquakes, floods or heat were recorded less in 2021 than in the year 2020. While 7,405 people died suddenly in 2020, 7,126 people lost their lives in 2021. The death toll in 2019 due to accidental death was 8,145.
West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep and Puducherry reported zero suicides of farmers or agricultural labourers.