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
These 10 Countries Have The World's Highest Murder Rates
The Huffington Post - 4/10/2014 2:41:47 PM
UNODC defines homicide as " an unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person ... Take a look at the slideshow below for the countries with the highest homicide rates in the world, and find out which country recorded the most murders in 2012.
Belgium: the highest honey bee death rate in Europe
Greenfudge Blog - 4/11/2014 2:26:17 PM
In winter 2012-2013, Belgium was the country with the highest bee death rate in Europe, according to a study published ... including health, education, world politics and the environment. She enjoys traveling, writing, music and has a genuine love for ...
Barbados among safest countries
Nation News - 4/15/2014 3:30:08 AM
as indeed in all regions of the world, murder rates vary from country to country. Here is the Caribbean’s picture: Belize, the lone English-speaking Caricom state in Central America, had a murder rate of 44.7 deaths per 100 000 two years ago, the third ...
Death penalty statistics 2013: country by country
theguardian.com - 3/27/2014 5:47:12 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
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 ...
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 ...
Death penalty statistics, country by country
theguardian.com - 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 ...
Hard-partying young Americans have highest death rate of any high-income country, study says
New York Daily News - 4/26/2012 2:12:15 AM
For binge-drinking among youths, Ireland and Austria posted the highest rates among high-income countries — although ... grim numbers regarding death, dope and drink, there was good news in the piece titled “Health of the World’s Adolescents.”
WHO statistics show narrowing health gap between countries with best and worst health status
WHO - 5/15/2013 2:17:58 PM
... with the highest TB death rates compared to 70% in countries with the lowest rates. “Our statistics show that overall the gaps are closing between the most-advantaged and least-advantaged countries of the world,” says Dr Ties Boerma, Director of ...
Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents
Quartz - 7/24/2013 10:27:37 PM
In low- and middle-income countries, where large swaths of the population get around by foot and bicycle, the numbers are even more skewed. In Africa, which boasts the highest regional road traffic death rate in the world, a whopping 38% of deaths occurred ...
U.S. Has Highest Mortality Rate for Newborns of any Industrialized Country
AllGov - 5/9/2013 11:54:45 AM
“In fact, 130 countries from all across the world have lower preterm birth rates than the ... the inclusion of women in a country’s governing body and the rate of newborn deaths. Women hold a mere 18% of seats in the U.S. Congress, whereas 16 nations ...
Maduro Regime Catapults Venezuela to Second Highest Murder Rate in the World
Breitbart News - 4/12/2014 10:50:21 AM
The nations suffering from the highest murder rates in other regions of the world ... country in South America with a consistently increasing homicide rate since 1995. Hugo Chávez took power in 1999, but staged a failed coup attempt in 1992. As the death ...
A surprising map of countries that have the most traffic deaths
Washington Post - 1/18/2013 8:18:38 PM
Thanks to a combination of insufficient or nonexistent safety laws, poor infrastructure and a lack of enforcement, low- and middle-income countries ... deaths (48.4 per 100,000 people), followed by the Cook Islands, Egypt and Libya, according to World ...
Dicing with death
The Economist online - 4/10/2014 12:40:05 PM
First, don’t live in the Americas or Africa, where murder rates (one in 6,100 and one in 8,000 respectively) are more than four times as high as the rest of the world. Western Europe and East Asia are the safest regions. And the safest countries?
Jamaica ranked 6th on murder rate listing
Jamaica-Star - 4/15/2014 4:16:04 PM
UNODC defines homicide as "an unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a ... fight against drugs and organised crime has reduced the country's homicide rate since 2009, but it remains one of the world's most dangerous countries, with 39.3 murders per ...