Suicide last month increased by 40% from last year Women increased significantly Corona impact also increased at 16:14 on November 10

A total of 2,153 people committed suicide last month, an increase of 614 from the same period last year.

The number of suicides has been increasing for four consecutive months since July, and the number of women in particular has increased significantly, and the situation continues to be serious.

According to the National Police Agency, the number of people who committed suicide last month is 2,153 nationwide, according to breaking news.

This is an increase of 614 people, or 39.9%, compared to the same period last year.

By gender, the number of males increased by 21.3% from last year to 1302, and the number of females increased by 82.6% to 851. In particular, the number of female suicides has increased significantly.

By prefecture, Tokyo has the largest number with 255, followed by Saitama with 151, Kanagawa with 148, and Aichi with 126.

This is the fourth consecutive month of increase compared to last year, and the highest number of suicides in a month in the last five years.

The government is analyzing the effects of the new coronavirus and taking measures to prevent suicide.