Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

I got a question about this statistic

  1. Apr 6, 2015 #1
    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. jcsd
  3. Apr 6, 2015 #2
    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.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2015 #3
    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?
     
  5. Apr 6, 2015 #4

    Borg

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member
    2017 Award

    That should say "1 out of 7000 people commit suicide each year"
     
  6. Apr 6, 2015 #5
    Right. An important distinction.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook