Every 2 minutes, 9 suicide attempts

The China Daily has an article about the suicide numbers in
China. Every 2 minutes, 9 persons try to take to their live. 8
succeed. That means that according to these statistics a total of
2.120.400 Chinese kill themselves yearly. The World Health Organization
quotes the number of 873,000 people worldwide.
I never was good in mathematics so it could be that my calculations
were wrong but it seems that the Chinese statistics are almost 3 times
the worldwide numbers. The Beijing government has started a
hotline for those thinking of committing suicide. The hotline is
apparently a succes as only 10 % of callers get through. That’s about
the same ratio regarding the number of people who decide to stay alive.

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