Association Says 566 Suicides Committed in Croatia in 2020

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World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September to raise awareness of the growing problem of suicide, Lifeline president Tin Pongrac said, noting that annually, close to one million people commit suicide globally.

In 2020, 566 persons committed suicide in Croatia, and of them 117 were women while 449 were men.

In the age group 15-25, there were 44 suicides, which is an increase of as much as 57.1% compared to 2019. In all age groups, the most suicides were committed by people over 65, as many as 225, which is 39.7% of all suicides committed in the country in 2020.

The largest number of suicides was reported by the Zagreb County Police Department, 120, followed by the Split-Dalmatia County Police Department, with 45 suicides.

Lifeline is a voluntary association working on raising awareness about the need for stronger suicide prevention and providing support to suicidal and depressive persons.

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