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Theme: Population

Violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia, 2014


According to the State Statistical Office data, there were 493 violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia in 2014, which is
a decrease of 10.7% compared to the previous year. Violent deaths accounted for 2.5% of the total number of deaths. The
structure of violent deaths by sex in 2014, as in previous years, shows higher male participation with 74.6%.
In the total number of violent deaths, "accidents" ranked first with 63.1%, followed by "suicides" with 29.8% and "homicides"
with 7.1%.
In the category "accidents", the group ''other external causes of accidental injury'' was predominant with 26.2%.
In the category ''suicides'', deaths caused by ''hanging, strangulation and suffocation'' were most frequent with 15.0%.
In the category ''homicides", the dominant cause of death was "assault by other and unspecified firearm discharge", making up
3.2% of the total number of violent deaths.

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