ELSTAT says 1,245 Greeks killed themselves in 2009-11 period

More than 1,200 people committed suicide in Greece between 2009 and 2011, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) has found.

In data conveyed to Parliament on Friday by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, the ELSTAT figures revealed that 391 people took their lives in 2009, 377 in 2010 and 477 in 2011, totaling 1,245 for the three years.

ELSTAT said it did not have statistics for 2012 yet.

The authority also said that it compiled its data based on information gathered from registry offices and, therefore, the numbers differed from those given by the police.

According to the police, 3,124 Greeks either committed or attempted suicide between January 2009 and August 2012.