ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Study of the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh

Underestimation of Suicide

Reliable suicide statistics are a prerequisite to understanding vulnerability to suicide, its monitoring and prevention. The present study examines the existing offi cial suicide estimates, which are compared and analysed with fi eld data collected from the Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The study validates the reliability of offi cial data and addresses the issue of underestimation of completed suicides in the study area.



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