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Suicide rate climbs 26.5 percent in 2011 from 2010; greatest rise in women

A staggering 104.8 percent more women committed suicide in 2011 compared with the previous year, while the overall rate of people taking their own lives grew by 26.5 percent (from 377 to 477) in the same period, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) and non-governmental organization Klimaka.

According to ELSTAT, 477 suicides were reported in 2011, out of which 393 concerned men and 84 women. The figures show that 172 suicides occurred in Attica (compared with 109 in 2010), followed by 53 in Central Macedonia, 37 in Crete and 36 in Western Greece with the rest in other parts of the country.

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