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In Japan for the first time in 40 years the suicide rate was a record low. About it reports the Agency Kyodo.
In 2019, the Japanese authorities have recorded 19 959 cases of suicide — four percent less than in 2018. it is Noted that the figure for the first time was less than 20 thousand, and also broke the minimum record 1981 — 20 434. At the same time, the data can still change for the worse during the standard revision in March.
In particular, to record-low numbers decreased suicide attempts among women: 6022. Them was less than 500 cases. The proportion of suicides among men is higher — about 14 thousand cases, for 350 less than in 2018.
It is noted that most depriving yourself of life of the residents of Tokyo. Besides the capital, a record high in two prefectures — Osaka and Saitama.
The government emphasizes that the country introduced a special program for suicide prevention. All-time statistics — in 1978 — the number of suicides did not fall below 20 thousand a year. In 2003, it is a record increased to 34 thousand.
In this part of the cases klassificeret as “karoshi” — death from recycling. In addition, lead to suicide, health problems and family and financial difficulties.
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