There were 174 solitary deaths in Seoul last year where the family of the deceased could not be identified or they gave up the body, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Wednesday.
Jung District in central Seoul saw the most solitary deaths with 43 or 24.7 percent of the total, followed by Yeongdeungpo with 27 or 15.5 percent and Yongsan with 12 or 6.9 percent. Eunpyeong and Jongno came next with 11 and 10.
Seocho and Seongbuk saw no solitary death last year. One was found dead in the affluent Gangnam and Songpa districts, but their residential address was elsewhere.
Those over 60 accounted for 54 solitary deaths, and those in their 40s for 47. Those between 50 and 59 came third with 42 deaths.