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National Crime Records Bureau released the “Accidental and Suicidal Deaths in India report

National Crime Records Bureau released the “Accidental and Suicidal Deaths in India report

The Accidental and Suicidal Deaths in India report of the year 2016 was recently released by the National Crime Records Bureau.

Key Points:

  • 11,379 farmers have committed suicide in India in 2016.
  • The last report got released in 2015.
  • As per the data in the report, the number of farmer suicides in the country has decreased to 11,379 in 2016 from 12,360 in 2014 and 12,602 in 2015.
  • Maharashtra became the top state with 2,550 of the 6,270 farmers' suicides documented nationwide.
  • A large number of farmers who died by suicide in India were men, while women accounted for just 8.6% of farmer suicides in the country.

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