Sunday, December 09, 2012

111!!!

Even though there's still three weeks left in 2012 - the three most depressing weeks, if you ask us - Querétaro has already shattered it's record for Most Suicides in a Single Year! Congratulations to everyone who made this great accomplishment possible.


(Of course, before the haters start hatin', 111 in a population of 1.8 million works out to a rate of about 6.0 per 100,000 - considerably higher than Mexico's 4.0, but less than half the US rate of 12.4.  It's rising steadily and quickly, but there's still a long way to go to catch up with Wyoming [23.4].)

3 comments:

Dave said...

You'd be suicidal too if your state's bragging rights included Dick Cheney.

Mexfiles said...

Wonder why QTO has such a high rate (for Mexico)... sheer boredom?

Burro Hall said...

It's mostly the lack of good dining options, I assume.

I don't have stats, but anecdotally, based on reading a bunch of news reports over the year, it seems like a disproportionate number are really young. Seems like an issue that should be getting a lot more attention here than it does.