Neuchâtel, 11.10.2016 (FSO) - In 2014, 742 cases of assisted suicide were reported, a 26% increase on the previous year and two-and-a-half times as many as in 2009. 94% of persons resorting to assisted suicide were aged over 55, the vast majority of whom were suffering from a serious, fatal illness. The figures for suicide without assisted suicide have been stable for several years: in 2014 1029 persons committed suicide. These are the latest findings of the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) from its second report on this subject.
Télécharger communiqué de presse
Increase in assisted suicides
(PDF, 1 pages, 129 kB)
Statistique des causes de décès 2014: Suicide assisté et suicide en Suisse