17 Cities with the Highest Suicide Rate Per Capita in 2018

Suicides are a huge issue in today’s world. Around 800,000 suicides happen annually throughout the world.  But surely statistics are not the same in different parts of the world. It seems that the countries with the most suicides in the world also have most problems with depression and issues like alcoholism and political situation in the country.

On the matter of suicides in general, there are some locations where they are more common:

Although we are talking about cities here, the vast majority of suicide in the countries in general is done by people living in rural areas. But on the other hand, there are many interesting and mysterious places where suicides take place. One such place is Aokigahara forest in Japan, which seems to be among the favorite places to take suicide.
On the more bright side, one of the least suicidal countries is surprisingly (or not) Saudi Arabia, followed by Syria and Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman and Jamaica, as the data from 2012 suggests. But, more interestingly, countries that are marked as the “happiest countries” in the world are showing a high rate of suicides. Such as the example of Switzerland where around 1,000 suicides are committed annually. There are also the Nordic countries like Finland or Denmark which also show a high percentage of suicides.

So, suicides being more common in rural areas and special places, which leaves cities and urban areas in the second plan of the picture. But nevertheless, we do not say that the issue of suicides in cities should be neglected. On the contrary, suicide is a serious issue and as such should be treated seriously no matter where it happens of course. But while we, simple readers, cannot do much on suicide prevention (except offering the help and support to those in our surroundings), we can check out which the 17 Cities with the HighestSuicide Rate Per Capita in 2018 are.

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