Suicide occurs for numerous reasons such as depression, anxiety, failure, desperation, emotional pressure, financial problems, guilt, physical disabilities and many other reasons. Having a look at the suicide statistics, depression is the primary reason of death of most people worldwide. People commit suicide because of different reasons but one unusual thing about it is that, they commit it at certain places. Well sit back and allow us to share with you the Top 10 Deadliest Suicide Points of the World.
Aokigahara popularly known as the Sea of Trees is a beautiful forest which is located at the base of at Mount Fuji, Japan. The caves of this forest are stony and ice-covered, even during summer. It is a very old forest which is haunted by several monsters, ghosts, and goblins, and so is a threatening destination to be in. The statistics have proved that approximately 70 suicides are committed at this haunted place per year.
9. Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge has the highest suspension bridge duration in the world when it was made in 1937 and is an internationally accepted destination of San Francisco, California. Being a part of U.S. Route 101 and State Route 1, it connects San Francisco on the northern tip of San Francisco Peninsula to the Marin County. What makes the Golden Gate Bridge #9 on our list is that it offers factually no hurdle to protect the suicidal desires. The bridge also has a lethal dignity which pulls the emotionally shattered people in seeking out a beautiful yet horrifying death. Going through the statistics we have found that around 30 people commit suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge per year and over 1500 dead bodies have been found in the previous years.
8. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a massive waterfall on the Niagara River, across the international border separating Ontario, Canada and New York. This massive 100 foot waterfall has over 3,600 feet of falls in two segments. Women love the Niagara Falls the most and facts prove that 59% of the jumpers are male and 41% are female, which is extremely unusual. Additionally, female suicides account for 24% of the worldwide total for committing suicide. Nearly, 2780 dead bodies have already been found by far and every year approximately 23 suicides are committed at Niagara Falls.
7. Beachy Head
Beachy Head is a chalk headland located on the south coast of England, Eastbourne, East Sussex. Beachy Head’s cliff is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, mounting to 162 m (530 ft) above the sea level. A British coastguard crew got scared one day while attempting to rescue a man who had apparently jumped from an East Sussex “suicide spot” and narrowly overlooked person crushed by a car and drove off the 500 foot cliff and stopped on the rocks below a few yards away. Reportedly, 20 people commit suicide every year at Beachy Head and about 500 dead bodies have already been found here.
6. Clifton Bridge
The Clifton Bridge is a suspension Bridge which was built in 1864, across the Avon Gorge and connecting Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, England. In the year 1885, a 22 yr old woman, Sarah Ann Henley survived a fall from The Clifton Bridge when her flapping skirts worked as a parachute, and subsequently saved her life. This beautiful bridge has already encountered over 1000 suicides and with every passing year there has been a constant addition to the figures. Every year 4 people commit suicides at The Clifton Bridge even after adding the required barriers to the bridge.
5. Prince Edward Viaduct
The Prince Edward Viaduct is a bridge system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which connects Bloor Street East, on west side of the system to Danforth Avenue on the east. With over 400 suicides, the Prince Edward Viaduct ranked as the fifth most lethal standing structure in the world. After years of controversies, its reputation ultimately led to the creation of a suicide barrier named “Luminous Veil”. The bridge has had encountered no suicides since the construction of Luminous Veil.
4. Coronado Bridge
The Coronado Bridge, locally known as San Diego-Coronado Bridge, is a concrete girder bridge, across San Diego Bay, United States, connecting San Diego, California with Coronado, California. The bridge is symbolized as a part of State Route 75. It is the fourth fatal suicide destination of the world with over 200 suicides already been occurred on the bridge.
3. Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is named after its designer and engineer Gustave Eiffel. This 325 meter loom is the tallest building in Paris, Europe and was built in 1889. Over 200 million people have visited the Eiffel Tower since its construction. The first horrifying suicide occurred few years back in the 90’s when a man hanged himself from one of its beams. According to the statistics over 369 suicide attempts have been made in 90 years, out of which only 2 people survived the 57 meter jump from the first floor.
2. Aurora Bridge
The Aurora Bridge was unlocked to traffic on February 27, 1932 in Seattle, Washington. The Aurora Bridge is a very popular spot for suicide jumpers and the first suicide attempt was made in January 1932. Several reports have used The Aurora Bridge as a case study on how to protect people from attempting suicide. Facts have proved that over 230 suicides have occurred at the bridge since its construction.
1. Jacques Cartier Bridge
The Jacques Cartier Bridge is built across the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec connecting to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The Jacques Cartier Bridge was opened to traffic in 1930 and is the second busiest bridge in Canada. In the year 2004, a suicide hindrance barrier was installed, before that the bridge saw over 143 suicides every year as per the statistics.