Preventable Death Around the World

The data on this map were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by authorities of the participating countries. Although the WHO mortality database is the source used for this map, the National Safety Council is responsible for the analyses and interpretation of the data.

Because the completeness of mortality reporting varies among countries, the comparison of mortality trends across countries is not recommended. Countries are included in this map if their government:

  • Reported preventable injury-related deaths to WHO using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision coding system


  • Reported population data to WHO


  • The country’s population data were available through the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Database

Use this interactive map to explore preventable injury-related death trends by country. Participating countries change each year; use the year filter at the top of the map to change the data year displayed. Although the United States is selected by default, click on the map to choose a different country and explore preventable deaths (like motor-vehicle crashes or falls) or to drill down by age group.

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How to Use Injury Facts® Charts and Tables

Sources: National Safety Council analysis of WHO mortality database. Population data used to calculate rates were retrieved from WHO and the United States Census Bureau International Data Base.