Kerala and Tamil Nadu have highest suicide rates in India among large population states

About 800,000 people commit suicide worldwide every year,of these 135,000 (17%) are residents of India, a nation with 17.5% of world population

About 800,000 people commit suicide worldwide every year, of these 135,000 (17%) are residents of India,[3] a nation with 17.5% of world population. Between 1987 to 2007, the suicide rate increased from 7.9 to 10.3 per 100,000,with higher suicide rates in southern and eastern states of India.[5] In 2012, Tamil Nadu (12.5% of all suicides), Maharashtra (11.9%) and West Bengal (11.0%) had the highest proportion of suicides. Among large population states, Tamil Nadu and Kerala had the highest suicide rates per 100,000 people in 2012. The male to female suicide ratio has been about 2:1.