1,31,666 persons committed suicide and 36,735 rape cases reported in the year 2014

As per the information shared by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri C.P. Narayanan in the Rajya Sabha on 5th August 2015, 131666 numbers of person committed suicide in India in the year 2014 compare to 134799 persons in the year 2013.

Out of the total number of 131666, 5650 Suicide committed by self employed in farming / agriculture activities. Similarly, 20148 housewives, 8068 students, 2308 due to bankruptcy or indebtedness and 7104 due to insanity / mental illness have committed suicides in India.

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As per the information compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), major mental health problems like schizophrenia, depression, affective disorders, addiction to alcohol, drug dependence, adjustment disorders, mood and personality problems have been identified among those committed or attempting suicides.

In reply to a question raised by Shri K.K. Ragesh in the Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that in the year 2014, 36735 cases of rape, 45351 cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty and 9735 cases of insult to the modesty of women were reported in the country.

Break up of persons committed suicide in the year 2012,2013 and 2014

Suicide Committed by/due to 2012 2013 2014
Self employed in farming / agriculture activities 13754 11772 5650
Housewives 21904 22742 20148
Students 6654 8423 8068
Bankruptcy or indebtedness 2357 2678 2308
Insanity / mental illness 7769 8006 7104
Total 135445 134799 131666

Break Up of FIR filed in cases of attacks against girls and women

FIR 2012 2013 2014
Cases of rape 24923 33707 36735
Cases of assault on women with intent to outrage her modesty 45351 70739 82235
Cases of insult to the modesty of women 9173 12589 9735
Total 79447 117035 128705

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