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Swedish police is able to prevent suicide thanks to social media

 Saturday, 07 January 2012
The fall in suicide rates in Sweden in recent times could have been thanks to the growth of the social media and the ability of the Swedish police to  properly

Social media has lead the police to more and more suicidal people and has helped control their quest to dies approach. Blogs and posts where someone feels bad often get readers to respond and alert the police.

“There are people who sit and read on different pages and see that people do not feel good there. Such advices to us have increased,” says Göran Gunnarsson at police in Jönköping, western Sweden to radio Sweden.

In recent years, the police have managed to find more and more suicidal people thanks to social media, where many people who feel uncomfortable post their rants and frustrations in writing. There are no statistics but the is increase is evident across the country according to Anders Ahlqvist, an expert on computer crime at the Swedish central Police.

“Yes, it will attract more simply as other users of social media who discovers that some one or some people are feeling bad would  call the police.”
By Scancomark.se Team

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