Indian states ranked by suicide

This is a list of States and Union Territories of India ranked according to suicide rate as on 2012. The rate is calculated as number of suicides for every 100,000 people. The list is compiled from the 2012 Suicidal Deaths in India Report published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Government of India[1]

Top three States with highest suicide rates are Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively, while Bihar recorded lowest suicide rates.

Rank State Suicide Rate (per 100,000) 2012
1 Sikkim 29.1
2 Tamil Nadu 24.9
3 Kerala 24.3
4 Tripura 23.0
5 Chhattisgarh 22.9
6 Karnataka 21.2
7 Mizoram 17.0
8 Andhra Pradesh 16.6
9 West Bengal 16.5
10 Goa 15.8
11 Maharashtra 14.0
12 Madhya Pradesh 13.3
13 Odisha 12.2
14 Gujarat 11.8
15 Haryana 10.9
16 Assam 10.5
17 Arunachal Pradesh 10.3
18 Himachal Pradesh 7.7
19 Rajasthan 7.0
20 Meghalaya 4.8
21 Uttarakhand 4.2
22 Jharkhand 4.1
23 Punjab 3.7
24 Jammu and Kashmir 3.5
25 Uttar Pradesh 2.2
26 Manipur 1.6
27 Nagaland 1.3
28 Bihar 0.8
U/T Puducherry 36.8
U/T Andaman and Nicobar Islands 23.6
U/T Dadra and Nagar Haveli 17.6
U/T Daman and Diu 12.6
U/T Delhi 9.9
U/T Chandigarh 7.4
U/T Lakshadweep 1.3


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