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According to Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India-2012, http://ncrb.nic.in/: • 15 Suicides took place in India every hour during 2012.• It is observed that social and economic causes have led most of the males to commit suicides whereas emotional and personal causes have mainly driven females to end their lives.• Nearly 71.6% of the suicide victims were married males while 67.9% were married females. 1 suicide out of every 6 suicides was committed by a ‘housewife’.• Tamil Nadu has reported the highest number of suicide victims in 2010 (accounting for 12.3%), third highest in 2011 (accounting for 11.8%) and highest in 2012 (accounting for 14.0%).• Southern States viz. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu including Maharashtra have together accounted for 50.6% of total suicides reported in the country.• Self employed category accounted for 38.7% of suicide victims in 2012.
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