Greece suicide rate skyrockets, police data shows

Greece's suicide rate increased by 37 percent between 2009 - 2011, To Pontiki newspaper reported quoting police data.

The data, which was presented in Parliament by Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias following a request by SYRIZA MPs, showed that 3,124 suicides and attempted suicides have occurred in the debt-stricken country since 2009, the weekly newspaper said.