Monday, 18 March 2013
Death in the 20th Century
The biggest killer was non-communicable diseases, even excluding cancer: 1970m.
Infectious diseases caused: 1680m.
Cancer adds: 530m.
And Health Complications: 278m.
Against this natural events killed a mere: 176m.
And human causes: 980m.
Other people are more dangerous than the natural world, other than disease.
The most common cause of deliberate human induced death is old fashioned murder: 177m.
Ideology was behind 142m deaths and war killed only 131m.
But the most common way people killed each other was by accident: 298m.
Mind how you go.