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
Lung cancer death rates among European women set to overtake breast cancer for first time this year
Daily Mail - 1/27/2015 11:32:58 AM
Lung cancer death rates among European women are expected to overtake ... This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that ...
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 ...
Death rates from lung cancer will overtake those for breast cancer in 2015 among EU women
Medical Xpress - 1/26/2015 11:58:37 PM
Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast ... This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that female lung ...
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.
Caracas and Acapulco among the 10 world’s deadliest cities
VOXXI - 1/27/2015 11:04:20 AM
(Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images) Suffering from drug cartels, “mara” street gangs and rampant corruption, Latin America dominates the list of the world’s most murderous cities, with 43 of the 50 top homicide rates in 2014, a new report says.
20 Of The Safest Cities In The World
The Business Insider - 1/26/2015 7:40:55 PM
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top ... Hong Kong has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths per year. Still, the city ranks sixth in personal safety.
Why India went a step beyond others to mourn the Saudi king’s death
Dawn - 1/26/2015 6:15:01 PM
The monarch’s death prompted ... equation is India, a country that suffers from a major energy deficit and therefore needs to import great amounts of oil. Without this key resource, it cannot hope to achieve the 8% growth rate it has set for itself.
Egypt doctor convicted over girl's death in landmark FGM case
Reuters - 1/26/2015 9:03:49 AM
Equality Now called the ruling a "monumental victory" for women and girls in a country which has one of the world's highest prevalence rates of FGM. Dr Raslan Fadl was originally cleared of charges relating to the death of Soheir al-Batea but prosecutors ...
World Bank donates Ksh19b towards reproductive health
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 1/24/2015 12:19:28 PM
The World Bank has donated 19 billion shillings towards reproductive health, following increased maternal deaths in the country. Kenya currently has a mortality rate of 488 for every 100,000 births and is deemed to have relaxed in its fight against ...
Is the current political system dying a slow death in a rapidly changing world?
Examiner - 1/26/2015 7:05:07 PM
In fact, an argument could be made that the influence governments around the world have had on their people is the ability to shut down access to information. If this seams like something that occurs only in harsh dictatorships and not in this country ...
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/15/2014 4:59:01 PM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully ... for murder, at 24 per cent, compared to 48 per cent in Asia and 81 per cent in Europe. Take a look at the photos below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and ...
Lung Cancer Death Rates Increasing In Europe
HNGN - 1/27/2015 11:18:39 AM
Death rates for lung cancer are increasing in Europe and ... "This is due to the fact that British women started smoking during the Second World War, while in most other EU countries women started to smoke after 1968. It is worrying that female lung ...
American Education System Hindered By High Social Stress, Study Says
The Inquisitr - 1/25/2015 2:05:39 PM
one of the wealthiest nations in the world, and we have a shocking rate of relative poverty for children… The existence of those levels of child poverty in the midst of plenty is really something to embarrass our country.”
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 ...
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 ...