| Charting the causes of death · Published: June 6, 2023

Counting the Causes of Death

This visualization illustrates the causes of death over time. The darker the shade of red indicates a higher number of deaths for a particular cause. Each column corresponds to a year in the database (listed on the x-axis label at the bottom of the graphic) and it’s corresponding cause (on the y-axis).This graphic updates regularly as new bills are added to the database.

Causes of Death by Year

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This figure updates regularly as new data is transcribed and added to the database.

Suggested citation

Please use the following as a suggested citation:

“Counting the Causes of Death,” Death by Numbers, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University (2023): https://deathbynumbers.org/visualizations/deaths/, .