(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, NOVEMBER 22 - Greece's suicide rate increased by 37% between 2009-2011, To Pontiki newspaper reported quoting police data. The data, which was presented in Parliament by Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias following a request by SYRIZA MPs, showed that 3,124 suicides and attempted suicides have occurred in the debt-stricken country since 2009, the weekly newspaper said.
Meanwhile, Greek household incomes dropped by 15% in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the same period a year earlier, figures by Greek statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday as reported by Kathimerini online.
Welfare benefits went down by 9.5% over the same period, data showed while indicating a 7.3% reduction in consumption. At the same time, Greek households were hit by a 37% increase in taxes, ELSTAT said. Households are estimated to have lost 5.4 billion euros in disposable income. (ANSAmed).