Mortality rate in the EU in 2016 from various causes

This statistic shows the number of deaths per 100,000 population in the European Union in 2016 from various causes including; lightening terror attack, homicide, consumer product deaths, pedestrian deaths, sporting accidents, heat wave, traffic accident, suicide, respiratory illness, heart disease and cancer. The cause of death with the greatest likelihood of death was cancer, which occurred in 265 people out of every 100,000 people. This statistic also shows that the likelihood of an EU residents becoming a victim of terrorist activity is infinitesimal.

Mortality rate in the EU in 2016 from various causes

Number of deaths per 100,000 population
Cancer265
Heart disease132
Respiratory illness83
Suicide11.7
Traffic accident5.9
Heat wave2.29
Sporting accidents1.37
Pedestrian deaths1.12
Consumer product deaths1.06
Homicide0.8
Terror attack0.03
Lightening0.01
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Sources

Release date

June 2017

Region

EU

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

All statistics are from 2016, except for heart disease, cancer, respiratory illness and traffic accidents, for which the last year available is 2013. Odds based on an EU population of 510 million.

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