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Statistics on causes of death 2015 in Switzerland

Switzerland recorded 67 ‘ 606 deaths in 2015, or 6% more than the previous year. The flu epidemic at the beginning of the year, the heatwave in July and the ageing of the population contributed to this increase. These are some of the results of the last statistic of the causes of death established by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO). Suicide increases slightly, assisted suicide strongly. 792 men and 279 women ended their days in 2015, or 43 people more than in 2014. Assisted suicide was found for 426 men and 539 women (total 965 = 1.4%), which represents an increase of 223 cases. You can find additional information in the PDF document.