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Presentation made to a symposium titled Documenting Mortality in Conflicts, organised by WHO/CRED with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and held in Brussels, 6-7 November 2008.

This slightly amended web version (published 2 February 2009) has been updated to reflect the latest statistics in the IBC database.

Victim details present for extraction in % of 59,553 violent deaths

Jan 2006–Sep 2008

Age 33.2%
Sex 30.3%
Occupation 17.9%
Identification 5.3%

Putting the Data to Work slide 6

Details describing victims are generally more limited, yet even these still provide substantial insights on a great number of the dead.