Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Death rate map
The number of countries performing executions has nearly halved in two decades
Quartz - 4/1/2015 5:05:05 PM
The number of death sentences increased 28% since 2013 ... Amnesty counted 1,718 Chinese executions in 2008, the last year it attempted to gauge the country’s execution rate. It estimated that the actual number of executions was higher.
Report: More Countries Using Death Penalty Due to Terror
Arutz Sheva - 4/1/2015 4:57:55 PM
In countries such as North Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia, governments continued to use the death penalty as a tool to suppress political dissent. Other states made use of capital punishment in attempts to tackle crimes rates. Jordan ended an eight-year ...
Amnesty report: Executions down but death sentences on the rise
CNN - 4/1/2015 12:47:23 PM
Amnesty's figures do not include statistics on executions carried out in China ... people -- after a two year hiatus spoiled an near-universal decrease in countries using the death penalty by region. The United States has the dubious distinction of ...
India one of top 10 nations where death sentences were handed out last year
Times of India - 4/1/2015 1:20:11 AM
"In India, as with a lot of other countries, violence against women has been used to justify the death penalty. And yet, study after study across the world shows that there ... "The conviction rate for rape in India is 27% and this is only for cases ...
Executions down, death sentences on the rise
News 4 Jax - 4/1/2015 12:15:46 AM
Amnesty's figures do not include statistics on executions ... and there are some signs that some countries will be abolitionist by 2015. (There are) signals of a world that is nearing abolition." Death sentencing up While the report notes some encouraging ...
Time to Kill the Death Tax
Townhall.com - 4/1/2015 3:29:02 AM
America's death tax rate at 40 percent is the fourth highest in the world. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas ... But the siren song of envy is refused by most Americans. That is not true in countries that envy rather than encourage success.
World’s oldest person dies in Japan at 117
Gulf News - 4/1/2015 11:14:20 AM
The previous record holder was also Japanese, and Okawa’s death highlights ... but rapidly developing country that had just begun to emerge on the global stage. The Russo-Japanese war began when she was six and she lived through both world wars.
Report finds highest suicide rate world in Guyana, a country haunted by link to cult deaths
FOX News - 10/14/2014 4:33:27 AM
LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana – The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest. Less than a year ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates in the industrialized countries. Switzerland has the highest share of infant mortality cases whose deaths are within the first day: 71 percent. The Save the Children report notes ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
At least 778 executions were carried out in 2013 - up from at least 682 in 2012 - according to the latest global report from Amnesty International. The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013, a rise on the previous year when executions were ...
Kuwait placed 3rd in Arab world with high 'healthcare' expenses
MENAFN - 3/31/2015 4:09:00 PM
... health conditions and death rate. It added the individual share of healthcare in Kuwait is 1144 as the country gained 85 out of 100 points in the health output index. Qatar is the first country in the Arab world and 30th globally with the share of ...
Death Rate From Virus More Than Doubles, Varying Sharply by Country
New York Times - 4/21/2003 11:59:09 PM
The death rate from severe acute respiratory syndrome has more than doubled, to 5.6 percent, since the epidemic was first detected in mid-March, causing deep concern among health officials. Although the overall death rate, according to World Health ...
Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country
MSN - 4/1/2015 9:41:16 AM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Transportation unions brought Argentina to a standstill on Tuesday with a one-day national strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation ... a small part of the South American country's workforce, shutting down trains ...
Globorisk a world first for predicting CVD risk
imt.ie - 4/1/2015 7:18:06 AM
The researchers recalibrated and applied their risk score to 11 countries from different world regions, using data from recent ... country and incorporating cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates for each age-and-sex group. They developed country ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
The maternal death rate per 100,000 U.S. women was 12.4 in 1990, 17.6 in 2003 and 18.5 in 2013, the report says. The global rate per 100,000 was 209 and falling in 2013; the rate in developed countries was 12.1, half the 1990 rate. The continued rise in ...