Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Polish police release suicide statistics

From: WBJ
Polish men are more likely to commit suicide than women, according to statistics released by the police force. As many as 5,900 Poles attempted to take their own lives in 2009 – a figure comparable to the number of lives lost through road accidents.

Those males who are more statistically likely to commit suicide have problems at work, often turn to alcohol and display noticeable signs of depression.

According to the police statistics, in 2009, 4,839 men attempted suicide with 3,739 being successful. During the same period 645 women took their own lives.