Launch of new WHO mortality estimates, including deaths due to violence

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WHO has released new regional cause-specific mortality estimates for the years 2011 and 2000. These show that for the year 2011, violence accounted for 1.4 million deaths, compared to 1.6 million due to HIV/AIDS, and 1.3 million due to road traffic crashes. Of the 1.4 million deaths due to violence, 58% were suicides, 36% homicides, and 6% directly due to war. These estimates can be downloaded as Excel files for Global summary, and selected regional groupings.

Visit World Health Organization to download the results.