''Death Maps'' Pinpoint Mortality Causes

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Suicides/Population

Asia suffers most of the world's suicide deaths, as seen in a cartogram showing the size of the world's countries adjusted for the number of self-inflicted deaths (top) compared to one based on global population (bottom).

Overall, WHO data suggest that individuals are more likely to kill themselves than they are to kill other people. Suicides accounted for 877,779 nonaccidental deaths worldwide317,532 more than those attributed to murder.

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