In an interesting and rather comprehensive statistical survey of global murder statistics, how does living in Ukraine affect my chances of an early and violent demise?
From a quick look it seems you are more likely to be murdered in Eastern Europe than the rest of Europe (North, South or West) but still less likely to be murdered anywhere in Europe (North, South, East or West) compared to the rest of the planet with the exception of Oceania on a per captia basis.
You are also 3 times more likely (ish) to be murdered in Europe if you are a male than a female and it is more likely to be by somebody you don’t know or barely know. However if you are female, despite there being far less chance of being murdered, it is likely to be by family or friends.
Regardless of gender or who kills you, you are far more likely to be stabbed or bludgeoned to death than shot in Europe.
Once you pass the age of 30, then your chances of being murdered reduce by the decade quite dramatically.
The stats are broken down into regions, nations and sub-national but it is not the easiest of reads, particularly at the end as the pages are sideways.
Therefore at my age, living in Ukraine, leading a very quiet life that does not often put me in a position of meeting people I don’t know, the chances of me being murdered decrease day by day.
The good woman however, regardless of her lifestyle, has as much chance of meeting her end by my hand or that of her family no matter what she does.
This UN report does not however, include stats for losing the will to live (and thus death by graph and bar chart at their hands) for those who bother to read what they produce.