NEW DELHI: According to the data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a decline was observed in the all-India rate of suicide in 2016.
The suicide rate in cities in 2016 was 13.0 as compared to the all-India suicide rate of 10.3 (per lakh of the population). According to NCRB's accidental deaths and suicides data in India-2016, a decline was observed in the all-India rate of suicide (per lakh of the population) from 10.6 in 2015 to 10.3 in 2016.
Major causes of suicides were family problems (not related to marriage) (29.2 percent) and illness (17.1 percent), marriage related issues (5.3 percent) and drug-abuse and alcoholic addiction (4.0 percent).
A total of 8,684 deaths in the country occurred due to causes attributable to forces of nature during the year 2016. Out of 8,684 accidental deaths attributable to forces of nature, 38.2 percent deaths due to 'Lightning', 15.4 percent deaths due to 'Heat and Sun Stroke' and 8.9 percent deaths due to 'flood' were reported during the year 2016.
A total of 4, 09,537 persons died in accidental deaths due to 'other causes' (not attributable to nature) during 2016. The major causes of accidental deaths were traffic accidents (43.4 percent), sudden deaths (10.2 percent), drowning (7.3 percent), poisoning (5.6 percent), falls (4.2 percent) and accidental fire (4.1 percent).
NCRB has asserted that it would not be responsible for the authenticity of the information, as data is being furnished by the states and Union Territories. NCRB only compiles and collates the data and presents it in the form of this report.()