(Figures from 2009)
Numbers of suicide in 2009 – 32,845 (25.8 people per 100,000). Twice the number of suicides in America. This is the 6th most common causes of death in Japan (2.8% of all deaths in 2009). Attempted suicides are about 10 x.
Total number reported 221,980. 8.4% less than previous year.
Of these, 21,043 who had an abortion were under the age 20. Age 20~24, there were 50,307. Percentage wise, age 19 was the highest, and then age 18.
Number of child abuse cases reported 44,210. From April 2008 to March 2009, 128 children died of abuse – 61.5% of which were mostly killed on the day they were born. One of the most commonly given reasons for this was unwanted pregnancy.