Lebanon sees significant increase in homicides, suicides in 2022
(MENAFN) According to fresh data, Lebanon has experienced an 18 percent rise in homicides and a nearly 8 percent rise in suicides so far in 2022 compared to the same period last year.
Based on statistics from the General-Directorate of the Internal Security Forces, the research center Information International in Beirut performed a study that was published on Wednesday and revealed the rise in homicides and suicides in the Levant nation.
The survey did, however, also indicate a fall in theft instances, with a 6.5 percent decrease and a 6 percent decline in car thefts.
The economic crisis was largely to blame for the dramatic increases in theft and crime that were observed in Lebanon last year. Compared to the first 10 months of 2019, just before the economic crisis got worse, Information International recorded a 212 percent increase in auto thefts, a 266 percent increase in theft offenses overall, and a 101 percent increase in homicides.
According to the research company, homicide cases last month increased by at least 68 percent and suicides by at least 42 percent when compared to July 2021.
As per the US business Gallup, which examined emotions in over 100 nations for its Global Emotions Report, Lebanon is the world's most angry nation. It was discovered that nearly half of the survey participants in Lebanon often felt angry, including the day before the poll.
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