Friday, May 25, 2012

Unemployment and bankruptcy take their toll - alarming 15% rise in suicides

Cases of suicide have rocketed since Britain plunged into recession, alarming new figures reveal.

Coroners courts concluded that 3,471 people had taken their own lives last year, a rise of 15 per cent compared to 2007.

However, right across the country, from the south west to Sunderland, local hotspots have seen numbers more than double.

And even in more affluent London and the Home Counties, large swathes of the region have seen suicide verdicts soar by more than 50 per cent.

Read more: Mail Online


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