More married persons, more men committed suicide in 2009: Data

Indore, Jan 12 (PTI) More married persons than theunmarried ones committed suicide in 2009, according toNational Crime Records Bureau''s latest report.

Further, the statistic also shows that more men took theextreme step than women in this period.

Of the total of 1,27,151 persons who committed suicide inthe country in 2009, 70.4 per cent were married, while 21. 9per cent were unmarried.

Of the rest, 4.3 per cent were widows and widowers, while3.4 per cent were divorced, or living separately from spouse.

58,192 married men and 31,300 married women, 17,738bachelors and 10,063 spinsters took the extreme step in 2009,according to the report.

More men than women committed suicide and the genderratio in suicides stood at 64:36.

Of the 1,27,151 persons, 23.7 per cent and 21 per centcommitted suicide due to family problems and health reasonsrespectively.

Psychiatrist Dipak Mansharamani said that due to thesocial changes, tolerance levels were diminishing.

He said that it was noticed by researchers that peopletook the extreme step very quickly nowadays.

Dr Mansharamani also said that the quality of emotionalrelationship between couples too was deteriorating.

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