Top 10 Countries With The Highest Suicide Rates in 2016

It is so sad to note that suicide is one of the main causes of death in the entire world. A lot of people are killing their own selves from the past and even up to now due to a number of reasons. It could be family problems, love life problems and the like.

In relation to this, here are the top 10 countries with the highest suicide rates in 2016:

10. Kazakhstan (23.8%)

 Top 10 on the list is Kazakhstan. The saddest part here is that the common victims of suicides here are female teenagers who are in the age bracket of 15 up to 19 years old. Social and family matters are the said main reasons for this.

9. Nepal (24.9%)

In just recent years, more and more women in Nepal are indulging to suicides for some reasons, and this has made a way to be placed this country on the number 9 position in the top ten nations that have higher suicide rates this year.

8. Tanzania (24.9%)

This is another poor country in Africa that has alarming suicide rates. It was found out that people commit suicide due to poverty and the incurable disease, HIV/AIDS. What is even worse is that it also has some cases of suicides among young children.

7. Mozambique (27.4%)

 This is one of the poorest countries not only in Africa where it belongs, but also in the entire world. This is why more than 3,000 people died in this country every single year due to poor healthcare facilities. The ones who commit suicide in this nation are usually those who suffer from serious diseases like HIV/AIDS.

6. Suriname (27.8%)

 This South American country is just a small one, but the suicide rate it has is extremely alarming. The estimated population of this country is just around 570,000. However, there are 12 women and 44 men in every 100,000 people in the country who commit suicide every single year. Economic and social problems are said to be the main causes.

5. Lithuania (28.2%)

This is the number country in the entire Europe continent that has the highest rates regarding suicide incidents, but it just ranked 5th in the world record. Actually, the government in this country is happy to know that the rate is gradually declining since it was an alarming one in the past years. Financial and social issues are believed to be the main reasons.

4. Sri Lanka (28.8%)

 Another country in Asia that made it on the list is Sri Lanka having 28.8 percent of suicide rate in the world record. Many Sri Lankan individuals killed themselves through drinking highly poisonous liquids like pesticides as well as hanging themselves with the use of ropes. The saddest part is, it is still unknown why they commit suicides.

3. South Korea (28.9%)

 This is such a beautiful and progressive country, and every person living here seems to be very happy. However, this is not always the case. Some reliable studies confirmed that South Korea has 28.9 percent of suicide rate, making it to be placed in the 3rd rank. The main cause is family and social pressure.

2. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (38.5%)

Second on the list of top 10 countries with the highest suicide rates in 2016 is the North Korea. The number one cause of this is the country’s very restrictive environment. In fact, there were some records that an entire family committed suicide here due to the intensifying fear of the totalitarian regime.

1. Guyana (44.2%)

 The number one country in the world that has the highest suicide rates is Guyana. Every single year, it is noted that 44 individuals in every 100,000 people in the country are committing suicide mainly because of poverty. This thing can be easily done by the people there since deadly pesticides are very easy to access in Guyana.

Read Also: 10 Most Common Reasons Why a Person Commits Suicide

These are the top 10 countries with the highest suicide rates in 2016. Without a doubt, their rates are extremely alarming.

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