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Theme: Population

Violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia, 2012


According to the State Statistical Office data, there were 584 violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia in 2012, which is an increase of 10.8% compared to the previous year. Violent deaths accounted for 2.9% of the total number of deaths. The structure of violent deaths by sex in 2012, as in previous years, shows higher male participation with 72.8%.

In the total number of violent deaths, "accidents" ranked first with 64.7%, followed by "suicides" with 29.5% and "homicides" 5.8%.

In the category "accidents", the group "other external causes of accidental injury" was predominant with 28.9% of the total number of violent deaths, followed by "transport accidents" with 17.3%, and "other land transport accidents" with 12.5%.

In the category "suicides", deaths caused by "hanging, strangulation and suffocation" were most frequent with 15.9%, while in the category "homicides" the dominant cause of death was "assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge", making up 2.6% of the total number of violent deaths.

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