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Military > Battle-related deaths > Number of people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Battle-related deaths (number of people). Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Sri Lanka 8,162 2009
2 Afghanistan 7,234 2011
3 Pakistan 2,825 2011
4 Libya 1,928 2011
5 Somalia 1,916 2011
6 Liberia 1,746 2003
South Asia average (profile) 1,727.5 1992
7 Sudan 1,399 2011
8 Serbia 1,382 1999
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,350 1995
10 Yemen 1,140 2011
11 Iraq 947 2011
12 Panama 920 1989
13 Syria 842 2011
14 Croatia 818 1995
15 Lebanon 774 2006
16 Burma 712 2011
17 Georgia 621 2008
18 Moldova 585 1992
19 Turkey 542 2011
20 Nepal 457 2006
21 Guinea 430 2001
22 India 427 2011
23 Philippines 368 2011
24 Russia 359 2011
25 Nigeria 324 2011
26 Mozambique 309 1992
27 Algeria 267 2011
28 Haiti 244 2004
29 Democratic Republic of the Congo 243 2011
30 United States 233 2001
31 South Sudan 216 2011
32 Indonesia 213 2005
33 Morocco 207 1989
34 Colombia 202 2011
35 Burundi 201 2008
36 Romania 196 1989
37 Iran 190 2011
38 Republic of the Congo 167 2002
39 Thailand 156 2011
40 Paraguay 150 1989
41 Venezuela 145 1992
42 Kuwait 135 1991
43 Kyrgyzstan 111 2000
44 Uganda 91 2007
45 El Salvador 87 1991
=46 Papua New Guinea 72 1996
=46 Republic of Macedonia 72 2001
48 Lesotho 68 1998
49 Rwanda 59 2002
=50 Eritrea 57 2003
=50 Namibia 57 2000
=52 Israel 56 2011
=52 Comoros 56 1997
54 Ethiopia 50 2011
55 Central African Republic 48 2011
=56 Ecuador 45 2008
=56 Laos 45 1990
=58 Chad 42 2010
=58 Nicaragua 42 1990
60 Mexico 37 1996
=61 Bangladesh 35 1992
=61 Uzbekistan 35 2004
=61 Cote d'Ivoire 35 2011
=61 Djibouti 35 2008
65 Trinidad and Tobago 34 1990
66 United Kingdom 29 1998
=67 Cameroon 28 1996
=67 Tajikistan 28 2011
=67 Peru 28 2010
70 Egypt 27 1998
=71 Guatemala 26 1995
=71 Spain 26 1992
=71 Azerbaijan 26 2005
=74 Senegal 25 2011
=74 Angola 25 2009
76 Mali 18 2011
77 Cambodia 14 2011
78 Mauritania 8 2011
79 Niger 6 2011
80 Albania 4 1999
81 Germany 3 1989
=82 Netherlands 2 1990
=82 Sierra Leone 2 2001
=82 Saudi Arabia 2 2007
=82 Kenya 2 2011
86 China 1 2009
=87 France 0.0 1992
=87 Ireland 0.0 1989
=87 Italy 0.0 1993
=87 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2000
=87 Malta 0.0 1995

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Battle-related deaths > Number of people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Uppsala Conflict Data Program, http://www.pcr.uu.se/research/UCDP/. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Battle--related-deaths/Number-of-people

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Interesting observations about Military > Battle-related deaths > Number of people

  • Afghanistan ranked first for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst Failed states in 2011.
  • 6 of the top 7 countries by battle-related deaths > number of people are Hot countries.
  • Sri Lanka has had the highest battle-related deaths > number of people since 2008.
  • All of the top 2 countries by battle-related deaths > number of people are South and Central Asian.
  • Pakistan ranked second for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst Muslim countries in 2011.
  • India ranked second last for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst South Asia in 2011.
  • Somalia ranked first for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Libya ranked first for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2011.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked last for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst OPEC countries in 2007.
  • Syria ranked first for battle-related deaths > number of people amongst Former French colonies in 2011.
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