1. Apr 6, 2015

### Jonyx

There are around 7.000.000.000 people in the world.

There are around 60.000.000 deaths a year.

1.000.000 commit suicide every year.

What is right to assume- That 1 out of 7.000 people commit suicide or 1 out of 60 people commit suicide?

I am having a hard time with that. Could someone help me?

2. Apr 6, 2015

### AlephNumbers

It would be that 1 out of 60 deaths are suicide, and 1 out of 7000 people commit suicide. I don't know how accurate these statistics are, though.

3. Apr 6, 2015

### Jonyx

Ok. forgive me. Its just approximate statistics.

I don't know why I am having a hard time with that. I simply can't understand.

These are death statistics. I mean. Since EVERYBODY will die someday. All alive population will die. Is it correct to say that 1 in 60 people will EVER die by suicide or 1 out of 7000 will ever die by suicide?

4. Apr 6, 2015

### Borg

That should say "1 out of 7000 people commit suicide each year"

5. Apr 6, 2015

### AlephNumbers

Right. An important distinction.

Last edited: Apr 6, 2015