''Death Maps'' Pinpoint Mortality Causes

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Murders/Population

The number of murders (top) was significantly higher in South America and Africa, which appear to swell compared to a cartogram showing global population.

In 2002 murders accounted for 560,247 of the more than a million nonaccidental deaths worldwideor roughly one percent of total deaths that year.

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