668 suicides and 93 murders in Serbia last year

According to the data collated by the State Statistics Office (RZS), there were 10,469 suicides in Serbia from 2013 to end of 2023.

There were 668 suicides in 2023, marking the lowest number of suicidal deaths in the past 11 years. Of these, 496 were men and 172 were women, said the RZS.

A record-high number of suicides was reported in 2013 – 1,198.

On average, over the past 11 years, there have been 80 suicides each month in Serbia.

The RZS said that 2,395 Serbian citizens died violent deaths in 2023.

It added that a total of 93 people (57 men and 36 women) were murdered in 2023.

According to RZS data published on Monday, last year Serbia recorded a negative natural population growth of – 36,029 persons.

In 2023, there were 61,052 births and 97,081 deaths in Serbia.

(021.rs, 02.07.2024)



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