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, 2014See also: Death rate map
Canada tops list of developed countries for rate of impaired-driving fatalities
The Mississauga News - 7/21/2016 11:52:54 PM
Israel, at 3.2 per cent, had the lowest rate. “I find it somewhat sad ... for 20 years that Canada has one of the world’s worst records among developed countries in terms of alcohol-related crash deaths. Things have improved, he said.
US Infant Mortality Rate Higher Than Other Wealthy Countries
The Huffington Post - 6/25/2012 12:06:49 PM
... and compare only the infant mortality rate of Caucasian Americans, our ranking versus the competitor countries is unaffected. Infant mortality is just one of many metrics where the US used to be a world leader and has slipped in the last few decades.
Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World
New York Times - 6/12/2016 11:56:13 PM
Around the world, those countries have substantially lower rates of deaths from gun homicide. In Germany, being murdered with a gun is as uncommon as being killed by a falling object in the United States. About two people out of every million are killed in ...
Global rate of new HIV infections hasn't fallen in a decade
Nature - 7/25/2016 10:33:36 AM
Deaths from HIV/AIDS have declined steadily around the world over the past decade — but the ... But the infection rate has stagnated since then. In 74 countries, including several in the Middle East, the rate has increased. A global scale-up in ...
Safest countries to do business in: Dubai puts UAE in Top 5
Emirates247 - 7/26/2016 6:07:33 AM
least crime rate in the world, the UAE’s status as a safe haven gains further credence to prove the point that the UAE is, indisputably, among the the safest country to do business. The index uses data based on factors including natural disasters ...
HIV cases rise in 74 countries
KCCI 8 Des Moines - 7/25/2016 2:26:50 AM
Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased ... people living with HIV, deaths from HIV infection and people accessing treatment in 195 countries and territories from 2005 to 2015. More than 75% of new infections recorded in 2015 ...
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
The states with the highest rates, according to the CDC, are in the deep south. While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries, the report states, “The percentage of child deaths that occur during the newborn ...
WHO urges countries to take rapid action to reduce new infections, deaths from viral hepatitis
News-Medical - 7/21/2016 12:37:03 AM
The longer term aim is to reduce new viral hepatitis infections by 90% and to reduce the number of deaths due to viral hepatitis ... In Egypt - a lower-middle-income country with one of the world's highest prevalence rates of hepatitis C, 200 000 people ...
Japan stabbing spree: country's worst mass killings
MSN - 7/26/2016 7:40:37 AM
Japan has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world and extremely strict gun laws ... March 2015, Awaji Island -- Five people are stabbed to death at a family home in rural Japan by "social misfit" Tatsuhiko Hirano, 40, who lived ...
U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
International Business Times - 8/31/2011 1:36:34 PM
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world ... infant mortality rates by 26 percent, or less than the average drop, the United States now lags behind 40 other countries ...
The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems
North Country Public Radio - 7/23/2016 10:21:39 AM
What are the biggest social and economic problems the world faces today ... the global maternal mortality ratio declined by 44 percent to an estimated 216 deaths per 100,000 live births — and the mortality rate of children under age 5 fell by more ...
Death penalty statistics, country by country
The Guardian - 3/29/2011 10:06:41 AM
Despite more countries abolishing the death penalty, its practice remains commonplace. At least 1,722 people were sentenced to death in 58 countries in 2012. This is a decrease from 2011, when at least 1,923 people were known to have been sentenced in 63 ...
Peaceful Japan Shocked by Mass Killing of Disabled
Voice of America - 7/26/2016 3:58:42 AM
Japan has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the developed world ... from a balcony to his death. Prior to Tuesday's attack, a 1995 Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system was the worst mass killing in the country since World War II.
19 killed in knife attack in Japan: Letter by suspect carried a warning
Times of India - 7/26/2016 2:00:00 PM
"Doctors confirmed the deaths of 19 people," the ... Japan has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world, and attacks involving weapons of any kind are unusual. But the country has seen outbursts of random as well as planned violence.
Top 10 countries with most improved child mortality rates
The Christian Science Monitor - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
Today, no country has an under-5 mortality rate that high, according to IHME estimates. In Ethiopia, the under-5 mortality rate in 1990 was 202 per 1,000 live births, one of the highest rates in the world. Over the next two decades that fell by half ...