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    Default DR1 Daily News - Suicide statistics

    Just wondering how it is possible that 132% of all suicides happend in the national district incl santo domingo. Does this mean 2249,83 people killed themself? Where there no suicides outside Santo Domingo/National District/Santiago? Questions over questions...


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    1,243 suicides were registered in the DR since 2003. This figure includes 858 young people between the ages of 12 and 30, representing 69.02% of the total. The province with the highest rate is Santo Domingo (81%), followed by the National District (51%), and Santiago (49%), according to a report in El Caribe.
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    I was gonna comment on this yestereday, but I think the percentages quoted refer to the percentage suicides that are young people. (between 12-30 yrs old)

    Otherwise the DR has a suicide rate well in excess of 100% and there should be no Dominicans left by now and a good number of foreign residents ending it all for good measure.

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    That figure is probably based on a number of the population, say for every 100,000 there are X number of suicides.

    It still doesn't make much sense.

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    I take it this was not your translation, HB? I was going easy on it because I thought it might be your work.

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    I agree with MeMike's interpetation. It appears that 69.02% of the suicides in the DR overall were of people between the ages of 12 and 30. 81% of suicides in Santo Domingo were in that age group. 51% of suicides in the National District and 49% of suicides in Santiago were also of people between 12 and 30.

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