Hyderabad: In Telangana, 7,675 people died by suicide, according to Suicides in India report for 2019 released by National Crime Records Bureau on Monday, which is a drop by 2.2 per cent as compared to 2018. In 2018, the total number of 7,845 people ended their lives. Out of the total, 5,612 were males while 2,062 were females and one transgender. In Hyderabad city, 389 people died by suicide.

Male Female Suicide

Nationally, Maharashtra ranks highest with 18,916 cases of suicide followed by Tamil Nadu with 13,493 cases and West Bengal with 12,665 cases of suicide.

Cause of suicide

Cause Of Suicides In Telangana 2019

Over 989 people in the state ended their lives for financial reasons, either due to bankruptcy or mounting debts, while 75 people died due to troubled marriage and 33 due to dejection over not getting married.

As many as 141 people died by suicide due to failure in examinations while 3,285 due to family disputes. Of the total, 881 took the extreme step as they were suffering from health problems and 165 people ended their life over failed love affairs. Over 54 people in Telangana took the extreme stop due to poverty.

Social Status

In total, 5,454 married people, 1,350 unmarried people, 338 widowers, 143 divorced and 146 separated partners ended their lives in 2019.

Socio-economic status

Profession (2)

Coming to categorisation based on socio-economic status, over 2,858 daily wage earners and 918 self-employed people died by suicide, apart from 499 farmers.

Over 429 students ended their life while 532 salaried employees and 659 housewives also died by suicide.

Income (1)

Of the total deceased, 4,353 people were earning less than Rs 1 lakh per year and of them, 3,180 were males and 1,172 were females. Over 2,313 people who died by suicide were earning less than Rs 5 lakh rupees per year, of whom 1,717 were males and 596 were females.

Of the suicide victims, 829 people were earning Rs 5 lakh-Rs 10 lakh and only 180 people who ended their life were earning more than Rs 10 lakh per year.

Andhra Pradesh

In Andhra Pradesh, 6,465 people died by suicide in 2019 of whom, 4,740 were males and 1,725 were females. There is a rise in the cases of suicide by 21.5 per cent, compared to that in 2018 when the state reported only 5,319 suicide cases.

Andhra Suicide (1)

Of those who ended their life, a maximum number of 1,706 people were vexed with family problems while 828 people died due to debts and bankruptcy.

Socio-economic status

Over 2,167 daily wage earners, 1,084 self-employed people, 1,029 farmers, 383 students, 406 salaried employees and 609 housewives died by


Over 4,291 people who ended their life were earning less than Rs 1 lakh per annum. About 1,859 people who died by suicide were earning less than Rs 5 lakh and 227 between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh a year. Of the victims, only 88 people were earning more than Rs 10 lakh per year.

Andhra Suicide (2)

Among those who ended their life, as many as 4,572 were married people, 1,453 unmarried and 112 widowers, 64 divorced and 95 separated partners.

If you or someone you know needs help, You can find a list of state-specific helplines on the Aasra website.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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