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Perceived and actual main causes of violent death in China 2018

This statistic presents the results of a survey on perceived leading causes of death through interpersonal violence in China as of 2018. According to data published by Ipsos, Chinese respondents overestimated the number of violent deaths caused by firearms and knives. Around 21 percent of respondents thought that most people killed through interpersonal violence died from firearms, when the actual share of firearm victims was around four percent of all violent deaths in China.

Perceived and actual leading causes of death through interpersonal violence in China as of 2018

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

China

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Special properties

samples represent a more urban and educated population with higher incomes

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Survey question:
Thinking about people who are killed by other people in China in 2015, do you think more people were killed by firearms, sharp objects such as knives or other physical violence? Choose the one option that you think resulted in the most deaths.

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