Suicide rate continue to be high in Kuwait

Kuwait Crime Published on: 22 March, 2017 @ 6:30 AM
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Suicides in Kuwait continue to remain at high numbers, with 73 recorded in 2016. Official statistics show 75 suicide cases were registered in 2015, while 61 committed suicide in 2014, and 52 in 2013, 53 in 2012, 37 in 2011 and 52 in 2010.

Indians committed the highest number of suicides, with 43 cases recorded. Kuwaitis came next with 11 cases followed by Sri Lankans with six cases, Nepalese with five cases and Egyptians with four cases. Other nationalities recorded 24 cases including Filipinos, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Ethiopians, reported Al-Qabas.

The majority of suicides were committed by men, though at least 20 women killed themselves last year. What is noticeable is the different means used by those who commit suicide starting with hanging which is most the common, jumping from a high place, ingesting large amounts of poison or drugs, burning and slitting their wrists.

A total of 20 cases of suicide were registered so far in 2017. Suicide and self-harm are considered crimes in Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, and those who survive a suicide attempt may face legal proceedings including jail time and deportation for expatriates.

News Source: Kuwait Times   


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