List of suicide sites

The Luminous Veil on Toronto's Prince Edward Viaduct prevents people from jumping from that bridge, but has not been shown to affect overall citywide jumping suicide rates.

The following is a list of current and historic sites frequently chosen to attempt suicide, usually by jumping. Some of the sites listed have installed suicide barriers, signs advising potential suicides to take other actions, and other precautions, such as crisis hotline phones.

Exact numbers of victims are sometimes difficult to determine, as many jurisdictions and media agencies have ceased collecting statistics and reporting suicides at common sites, in the belief that the reporting may encourage others.[citation needed]

Most popular locationsEdit

Locations by continentEdit

AfricaEdit

AsiaEdit

EuropeEdit

North AmericaEdit

OceaniaEdit

South AmericaEdit

  • Eduardo Villena Rey Bridge in Lima, Peru. The bridge had to be covered with large windows due to suicide rates. The street under the bridge is believed to be haunted.[53]
  • São Paulo Metro, São Paulo, Brazil. The São Paulo Metro system transports about 4.6 million people a day. The São Paulo Metro, as other subway networks in Brazil, have a policy not to publicly disclose the number of suicides taking place in any given period. It is not uncommon for fellow passengers to see people jumping off the platform as trains approach the station. Train-drivers, security staff, emergency services, and rail workers are trained not to discuss suicides taking place in the subway system. There is a common belief that by not disclosing suicide statistics to the general public, Metro networks prevent further occurrences.[citation needed]
  • Third Bridge, Vitória, Brazil. The construction of a suicide prevention net is currently being discussed by public authorities and the concessionary of the bridge.[54]
  • Viaducto García Cadena, Bucaramanga, Colombia[55]

See alsoEdit

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