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Salvo 39

Salvo 39

Column: Casualty Report — Topic: CivilizationSalvo #39

Suicide Tolls

Broken Down by Country by Heather Zeiger

The World Health Organization conducted an extensive investigation into global suicide statistics in 2012 and estimated that, worldwide, there were 804,000 recorded suicide deaths, 75 percent of which occurred in low- or middle-income countries.1 Moreover, many suicides are not recorded, either because of stigma or because the country has a poor record-keeping infrastructure.2

The countries with the highest incidence of suicide were: Guyana (1), South Korea (2), Sri Lanka (3), . . .


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