A look at the nations with highest suicide rate in the world.
With the growing number of farmer suicides, India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates with an average of 10.4 suicides per 100,000 people, according to a World Health Organization report.
Greenland, the world’s largest island nation located in North America, is also the country with world’s highest suicide rate. According to statistics, in 2010 there were 108 suicides per 100,000 people per year in Greenland.
South Korea, one of the most developed countries in Asia, has the highest suicide rate in the developed world. It has had an alarming rise in the suicide rate in the recent years with a rate of 33.8 suicides per 100,000 people.
Lithuania’s suicide rates doubled in last ten years with a rate of 31.5 suicides per 100, 000 people.
Guyana, a tiny South American country, has the highest suicide rate in the continent with a rate of 26.4 suicides per 100,000 people every year.
Kazakhstan, the largest landlocked country in the world is plagued, has been plagued by a suicide epidemic (25.6 suicides per 100,000 people per year) in the recent years.
Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, lost a quarter of its population during the World War ll. With a rate of 25.3 suicides per 100,000 people per year, Belarus has a high mortality rate due to suicides.
China has made huge strides in world economy in past few decades but it has suffered on the social front. With a suicide rate of 22.23 per 100,000 people per year, the mortality in China due to suicides is one of the highest in the world.
Known for its geographical diversity, Slovenia faces a major problem in form of its high suicide rates with a rate of 22 suicides per 100,000 people per year.
Situated in the Central Europe, Hungary is one of the major tourist destinations of the world. Despite being a high-income economy, Hungary suffers a high rate of suicide rate with 21.7 suicides per 100,000 people per year.
Japan is one of the most developed and prosperous nations of the world. However, the suicide statistics of the Asian country remains gloomy with a suicide rate of 21.7 per 100,000 people per year.