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According to latest death statistics in the world:

  • An average of 59 million people die every year (2 every second)
  • Every 102 seconds one person dies as a war victim
  • Every 61 seconds one person is murdered
  • Every 39 seconds one person commits suicide
  • Every 26 seconds one person dies in a traffic accident
  • Every 3 seconds a person dies from hunger-related causes
  • Every 3 seconds one child under the age of 5 dies

More than 80k people die every year from binge drinking.

Approximately 300k people die every year from binge eating disorder in the World.

Around 5k people die every year from food poisoning or food borne illness.

There are around 400k flu deaths per year Worldwide.

Death Statistics in the USA.

In the U.S the leading cause of death for people 1 year of age to 45 are Accidents and adverse effects resulting from the accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents and crashes are the leading cause of all the causes of death due to accidents.

In the U.S. an average of 114 people die each day in car crashes.

Highway fatalities account for more than 94% of all transportation deaths.

There were an estimated 42,000 people killed in auto accidents in 2000.

An estimated 15,517 people were murdered in the U.S. in 2000 (37.2% less than in 1991.)

From January 1982 to March 2001 there were 2,301 fatalities due to Airline Crashes (120 people killed on average each year.)

About 90 people are killed every year by lightning in the U.S.

About 5k young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking each year in the US. This includes:

  • 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes
  • 1,600 as a result of homicides
  • 300 from suicide
  • and hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drownings.

Around 40k people die annually from the flu complications or flu-like illness.

More lives are lost each year to COLORECTAL CANCER than to breast cancer and AIDS combined. More than 50,000 each year.

Over half of all deaths of people over 45 are due to Heart failure and Malignant neoplasms.

Leading Causes of Death:

Heart disease: 611,000 Cancer: 585,000 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,000 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,000 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,000 Alzheimer's disease: 85,000 Diabetes: 76,000 Influenza and Pneumonia: 57,000 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 47,000 Intentional self-harm (suicide): 41,000

Death rate per 100,000 people:

  • Ages 1-4 is 38.3
  • Ages 5-14 is 22
  • Ages 15-24 is 90.3
  • Ages 25-44 is 177.8
  • Ages 45-64 is 708
  • For people over 65 the death rate per 100,000 people is 5,071.40


38 - Number of executions in 2010
1226 - Number of executions since the year 1976
268 - Number of clemencies that have been granted
130 - Number of people released from death row after new evidence was found
3261 - Number of people currently on death row in America


1052 - Lethal injection
157 - Electrocution
11 - Gas chamber
3 - Hanging
3 - Firing Squad


56% were WHITES
35% were BLACKS
2% were from OTHER race

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