Socialist Worker

Suicide is up as austerity bites

Issue No. 2352

The fall in crime figures does not mean there’s an improved sense of wellbeing in Britain. 

Since the global financial crisis began in 2007, suicides among men aged 45-59 rose sharply. 

The Office for National Statistics reported 6,045 suicides for 2011—up by 437 compared with 2010.

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