70th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra72300313332465 Tamil Nadu2458613706200 Delhi221329243556 Gujarat17632118941092 Rajasthan92716267201 Uttar Pradesh83615030222 Madhya Pradesh82835003358 West Bengal61682410364 Bihar3945174123 Andhra Pradesh3791241464 Karnataka3408132852 Telangana2891152692 Jammu and Kashmir260194631 Haryana2356105521 Punjab2301200044 Odisha210412459 Assam14862854 Kerala132760811 Uttarakhand9592225 Jharkhand6612965 Chhatisgarh5481211 Tripura4231730 Himachal Pradesh3401186 Chandigarh2972144 Manipur83110 Puducherry79250 Goa73500 Nagaland4300 Meghalaya28121 Arunachal Pradesh2010 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

Andhra Pradesh takes third place for suicides: NCRB

Published Jul 3, 2014, 8:56 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 9:37 pm IST
Andhra Pradesh constituted 10.8 per cent of the total share of suicides in the country
Picture used for representational purpose. (photo: DC/File)
 Picture used for representational purpose. (photo: DC/File)

Hyderabad: As per National Crime Records Bureau data, till 2012, united Andhra Pradesh stood third in the country for the number of suicides recorded, and second for the number of family suicides.

City-wise in AP, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam recorded more suicide cases than Hyderabad. AP constituted 10.8 per cent of the total share of suicides in the country, with 14,607 cases reported.

Read: Most murders in Andhra Pradesh due to affairs

“In most  cases, suicides are due to family problems like dowry, unemployment and harassment, weak-mindedness and lack of emotional or financial support. Even in families, mostly housewives commit suicide and there is a dire need to address this issue which can be solved through proper counseling,” said Sandeep Shandilya, ACP (Crimes and S.I.T)


The recent case of a techie killing his family and himself triggers the question as to what leads to such incidents. “When people face problems, either financial or emotional, they tend to lose the strength to think beyond ending their lives. In case of family suicides, the first person kills the others in a fit of rage or in order to save them from further misery that can be caused after his death,” said Shobhana Srivastava, psychiatrist, Care Hospital.

Read: Men more prone to suicide in Andhra Pradesh

According to statistics, most suicides occur due to family problems, followed by illness and are prominent amongst people who are married. Also, most suicides were by those  employed in the private sector.  About 9,022 private employees committed suicide during 2012-13, while amongst the self-employed category, more suicides were found among people involved in agriculture, with around 4,274 deaths. Housewives, agriculturists, students and unemployed are more prone to committing suicides, states the data.

According to experts, these days, especially in IT companies or MNCs, where there is a lot of work stress, it has become essential to hire a mental health consultant. If this service is in the companies’ protocol, the employees could seek professional help when facing problems.

Location: Andhra Pradesh