Greenspan's Body Count: from anecdotes to data

I know there are still some unbelievers out there. Despite all of the anecdotal evidence I've presented, you still don't think people commit suicide over Greenspan's housing crash. Well, here's a little data from one epicenter of the housing bubble. Suicide calls up 87% in Palm Beach County:
The 24-hour crisis line, 211, has received 87% more calls this year from Palm Beach County residents considering suicide than in the same time period last year.

One reason for this, said Susan Buza, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Executive Director, is the sagging economy. “We’ve gotten almost three times as many calls this year from people who are thinking about suicide because of financial problems,” Buza said.

The time periods compared were January 1 through June 10, 2007 and the same period in 2008. 211 received 137 Palm Beach County suicide calls in 2007 and 256 calls in 2008. In 2007, 15 callers said they were considering suicide because they were homeless, had a home in foreclosure, had lost their job or didn’t have enough money to pay their bills. In 2008, 44 suicidal callers gave one of those reasons as the main cause of their distress.


As we've said before, we are dramatically understating Greenspan's Body Count, as many suicides are not reported in the media. Nevertheless, Greenspan's Body Count remains at thirty-four:

Scott M. Coles
Dawn E. Armstrong
Thomas Lizotte
Jonathon Calvin "40-Cal" Jacques
Salvador X
Lupe X
Jade X
Little Boy X
Little Girl X
Kashmir Billon
Bill McMurtry

Lisa McMurtry
James Hahn
Raymond Donaca
Deanna Donaca
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Michel Veillette
Nadya Ferrari-Veillette
Marguerite Veillette
Vincent Veillette
Mia Veillette
Jacob Veillette
Maurice Pereira
Natasha Pereira
Mark Achilli
Raed Al-Farah
Andrew Kissel
Rufus Shaw Jr.
Lynn Flint Shaw
Mr. Pierce
Walter Buczynksi
Marci Buczynski
Jason Washington

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