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Violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia, 2017


According to the State Statistical Office data, there were 421 violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia, which is a decrease of 15.3%, compared to the previous year. Violent deaths accounted for 2.1% of the total number of deaths. The structure of violent deaths by sex
in 2017, as in previous years, shows higher male participation with 75.1%.

In the total number of violent deaths, the “accidents‘’ have the highest participation with 66.0%, followed by “suicides” with 26.4% and
“homicides” with 7.6%.

In the category “accidents”, the group “other external causes of accidental injury” was predominant with 26.1%.

In the category “suicides”, deaths caused by “hanging, strangulation and suffocation” were most frequent with 15.7%.

The dominant cause of deaths in the category “homicides” was ”assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge”, making up 2.4% of the total number of violent deaths.

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