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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesLas Vegas · 6 months ago

Why is Las Vegas the suicide capital of America.?

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    I live in Las Vegas and can offer some insight.

    We get some visitors that come with intent to commit suicide and want "a last harrah" excitement.

    We have loose gun laws still, only recently shifting to Democrat tightening laws. Anyone can still get a gun at a gun show.

    We have lots of alcohol consumption by visitors.

    The suicide rate is over residents as denominator.

    There are many people of low income here, not very happy about life.

    The heat could definitely affect attitudes.

    But, it is true that Indeed, researchers found that residents of Las Vegas had a 50 percent higher risk of suicide than folks living elsewhere in the country.

    "Residents of Las Vegas who leave Las Vegas — that is, they take some kind of hiatus or break from Las Vegas, they go out of the county — their risk for suicide goes down," he said.

    Visitors have an even higher rate.

    Rapid growth in population of LasVegas can lead to a lot of social isolation and a lack of community cohesiveness. Although this might explain the elevated suicide risk among residents, it doesn't explain the even higher suicide rate among visitors to Vegas.

    The economic downturn of 2008-2009 definitely had an effect.

    They don't have all of the answers, but there are explanations.

    Very few are about a large loss of money,, but that happens also.

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    • A.J.
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      My USERID was attacked by reporting. Y/A admin cancelled my account. In investigation, they restored what they could. Point total is accurate (About #105 in USA). August 2011 is start date. Actual answers are over 60,000 and B/A about 30%, somewhere around 20,000.

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  • 6 months ago

    people gamble all their dollars-go broke and get mad at themselves

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  • 6 months ago

    If it is then likely to be locals.

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  • 6 months ago

    Maybe a person who loses a lot of money gambling is likely to get depressed about that and commit suicide.

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  • Pearl
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    6 months ago

    i would hope thats not what it is, maybe it has a lot of unhappy people there

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  • 6 months ago

    Bang the hookers, get aids and stds

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  • Robin
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    6 months ago

    no, only of the USA ..................

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  • 6 months ago

    Because of Gambling

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  • 6 months ago

    Alcohol, drugs, debts bad combination.

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  • 6 months ago

    Because the majority is non poc

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