Suicide rate hits 32-year-low in Netherlands

25th September 2008, Comments 0 comments

Just over 1,353 people took their lives in the Netherlands in 2007.

25 September 2008

THE NETHERLANDS -- Suicide rate in the Netherlands is at its lowest point since 1975, reports Statistics Netherlands.

For the last 15 years, the Netherlands averaged about 1,500 suicides annually. In 2007, just 1,353 people took their own lives, an 11 percent fall over 2006.

The Dutch statistics office also reports that almost half the men and one third of the women who committed suicide in 2007 hanged themselves.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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