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Financial problems main cause of Dubai suicides

A total of 477 people committed suicide in the emirate during the last four years, police records show

Financial problems main cause of Dubai suicides
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Financial problems are the biggest cause of suicides in Dubai, official data has revealed.

A total of 477 people committed suicide in the emirate during the past four years, according to Dubai Police data, reported by Emirates Business.

Eighty percent of cases were people aged between 20 and 40 years, while the year with the most deaths was 2008, the website reports.

Dr Ashraf Ibrahim Hassan, forensic medical examiner, Forensic Medicine Department, Dubai Police, was reported as saying that 60 percent of cases were due to “financial reasons.”

According to the report, there were 102 suicides in 2006; 114 in 2007; 148 in 2008 and 113 in 2009.

anonymous 8 years ago

More and more financial burden on expats is resulting in this

IK 8 years ago

Its better to leave Dubai than leave the world.