Suicide is derived from a Latin word suicidum, which means 'to kill oneself'.
Tamil Nadu tops the list of suicide death (16,927) accounting for 12.5%, followed by Maharastra (16,112), West Bengal (14,957) Andhra Pradesh (14,238) and Karnataka (12,753) accounting for 11.9%, 11%, 10.5% and 9.4% respectively. All the 5 states together accounted for 55.3% of the total suicide reported in India. The remaining 44.7% suicides were reported in the rest of 23 States and 7 Union Terriorities. The most populous state Uttar Pradesh has reported a lower percentage of suicidal deaths.
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