Two fewer people commit suicide in 2021, compared with 2020

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AMMAN — The number of people who committed suicide in Jordan last year was 167, two fewer than the 169 reported in 2020, according to Al-Ghad News.
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Of the total, 23 were among children aged 12 to 17 years, it said.

Recently, the government approved a provision in the new penal code, which stipulates a fine of no more than JD100, imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, of both penalties for anyone attempting suicide in public spaces.

Sociologist Hussain Al-Khuzaie said the number of suicides in the past two years “indicate that there has been no real progress in addressing the causes and factors that might prompt a person to think about committing suicide and actually committing it”.

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