According to the report, the suicide rate in India is almost similar to that of developed countries like US and UK. In India, suicide rate is 20.9 for one lakh population and in the USA, it is 13.7 for one lakh population. While, in United Kingdom, it is 6.9 for one lakh population.
However, in a sharp contrast to the WHO report, India's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) puts the average national suicide rate at 10.7 per one lakh population.
The WHO report said that the suicide rate of non-farming people is higher than the farmers' in the country.
The report said that the suicide rate is higher in Southern States of the country in comparison to the rest of India. Kerala has 25.63 suicides per one lakh population, Tamil Nadu 22.33, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana together 16.89 and have Karnataka 17.91 suicides per one lakh population respectively. Goa has 22.12 suicides per one lakh population.
Bihar registered lowest number of suicides with just 0.97 suicides per one lakh population. Uttar Pradesh has just 2.55 suicides per one lakh population, said the report. It also said Delhi has 11.79 suicide cases per one lakh population.
The WHO report also found out that farmers' suicide rate is highest in Kerala. It said 147.28 farmers per one lakh population commit suicide in the State every year. While, it is 25.18 per one lakh population in Maharashtra.
The farmer suicide rate is 1.81 in Bihar and 4.06 per one lakh farmers in Uttar Pradesh.