Geneva - Every day, an average of 3,000 people commit suicide, and for every one of them another 20 try to end their own lives but fail, statistics from the World Health Organization indicate. Worldwide suicide rates have increased by 60 per cent over the last five decades, and about 1 million people commit suicide each year at present. The WHO predicts a continued rise in the future.
Geographically, rates are highest in Eastern Europe and Russia, while the highest numbers of suicide are found in Asia, in countries like China, India and Japan.
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