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Theme: Population


Violent deaths in the Republic of Macedonia, 2014

26.06.2015


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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