The National Crime Records Bureau of India stated 5650 farmer suicides in 2014. In the year 2004, India recorded the maximum number of farmer suicides with the number touching 18241. Farmer suicide rates in the country has varied between 1.4 and 1.8 per 1 lakh whole population over a ten-year period through 2005. India is an agricultural country with about 60% of the population relying on agriculture directly or indirectly. About 11% of the suicides in India are by farmers. Scholars and activists have given a number of contradictory reasons for these suicides like high debt burdens, failure of monsoons, genetically modified crops, mental health of the public in general, policies of the government, family and personal problems. Some also accuse the states of doctoring the numbers on farmer suicides.