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
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 ...
Report: More Countries Using Death Penalty Due to Terror
Arutz Sheva - 4/1/2015 8:15:22 AM
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Report: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014
Herald and News - 3/31/2015 4:59:07 PM
more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty. The London-based human rights group expressed alarm at the 28 percent jump in death sentences: 2,466 people in 55 countries were condemned ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 9:00:28 AM
The report documents executions in 22 countries in 2013 ... China executed more people than the rest of the world put together- but as data on the use of the death penalty is considered a state secret, no exact numbers are recorded in the report.
US surpasses other industrialized countries in infant death rate
World Socialist Web Site - 5/9/2013 3:36:40 PM
While only one percent of the world’s newborn deaths occur in industrialized countries ... The US is not alone in rising infant mortality rates among the developed countries. Canada and Switzerland rank second and third in first-day mortality rates ...
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
Although the overall death rate, according to World Health Organization statistics, has hovered around 4 percent in the last three weeks, it has varied widely among the 26 countries, plus Hong Kong, with cases of the disease, known as SARS. When W.H.O ...
U.S. one of few countries with rise in maternal deaths
USA Today - 5/2/2014 12:21:09 PM
While U.S. maternal mortality rates remain lower than those in many poor countries, they are much higher ... than 5 died in the United States in 2013. Such deaths declined in the United States and the world between 1990 and 2013, but the pace of the ...
World Bank proposals for a better healthcare system in Egypt
egyptindependent.com - 3/30/2015 3:55:52 PM
Decreasing under-five child mortality rate by two-thirds ... main causes of disability and death among women aged 15 - 49 while addiction, often a coping mechanism for mental health conditions, is rising among men," the World Bank study read.
Investigation Discovery Announces 2015-16 Programming Slate Including New Series 'American Scandal' & 'Death by Gossip'
TV by the Numbers - 3/31/2015 5:27:45 PM
Hosted and executive produced by talk show host and media mogul Wendy Williams, DEATH BY GOSSIP showcases crimes fueled ... investigation unit with one of the highest case closure rates in the country, reveals chilling memories of murders that still ...
Transportation strike in Argentina shuts down country
MSN - 4/1/2015 4:54:56 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 ...