2 in Every 5 Suicides are Under 30

  • The proportion of youth — that aged between 15 and 29 — has increased from 35 per cent of all suicides in 2004 to 41 per cent in 2014.
  • There are no epidemiological studies conducted to find out what is causing an increasing number of young individuals to take their lives.
  • NCRB data on the distribution of suicides by profession show the proportion has come down for most groups, barring students.