COMPARATIVE ASPECT-VOLUME AND DYNAMICS OF SUICIDES IN A PART OF THE WORLD AND IN KOSOVO 2000-2019
Suicide (mors voluntaria) is violent and voluntary termination of one’s life, undertaken by a mentally-healthy person, who in the condition of pathological affect experiences internal battle with suicidal motives. By committing the suicidal act, the individual achieves his or her primary goal: escaping from oneself. Alongside other phenomena, suicide is also a social pathology, widespread all over the world. There is no similar predisposition of increase or decrease of this phenomenon. Taking into consideration the data throughout the years and decades from different countries, this issue is very relative. In some countries there is a predisposition of decrease of suicide rate, in others there is an increase, and in some countries, it is difficult to determine it. This paper is based on historical, statistical, comparative methods and interviews. It addresses the volume and dynamics of suicides in Kosovo throughout several decades. In the comparative aspect, the paper addresses also the volume and dynamics of suicides in Albania and other countries of the world. Regarding quantitative analysis, the WHO and Eurostat data were used for other countries, whereas the data used for Kosovo are the official recently updated data of the KAS up to 2019. Scientific sources were used due to lack of official data for the past decades, whereas other sources were used for 2000 and 2001. In regard to Albania, scientific data were used presented in the conference proceedings, which referred to archival sources and INSTAT. The data in the paper were presented through tables and graphs.
suicide, causes, volume, figures, rates, dynamics