Suicide still high in Pangasinan — PNP

By May 9, 2021Crime Notes

SUICIDE cases due to depression and other causes are still high in Pangasinan based on data compiled by the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office (PPPO).

This was disclosed by P/Lt. Colonel Brendon Palisoc, police deputy provincial director for operations, in a briefing before the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on May 3.

Based on data from January 1 to May 2, there were already 47 suicide incidents that were recorded from January 1 to May 2.

With already 47 suicide incidents recorded for the first four months of 2021, this is considered alarming, Palisoc told the SP.

Statistics showed that there 96 suicide incidents in 2018, 76 in 2019 and 102 incidents in 2020.

The highest number of suicide cases recorded was by hanging, followed by gunshots and by drinking insecticide or poison and majority of those who committed suicide were male adults.

A number of the suicide cases last year occurred during the pandemic, obviously caused by depression. (Leonardo Micua)

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