This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population
Deaths in the UK armed forces as a direct cause of conflict
|Unit of measurement||
Rate per 100,000 population
Conflict-related mortality figures have been compiled from data held by Defence Statistics on 14 February 2023.
Figures are presented for UK Regular Armed Forces deaths as a result of a hostile action. A definition of hostile action includes deaths categorised as Killed In Action (KIA) or Died Of Wounds (DOW). KIA is defined as a battle casualty who is killed outright or who dies as a result of wounds or other injuries before reaching a medical treatment facility. DOW is defined as a battle casualty who dies of wounds or other injuries received in action, after having reached a medical treatment facility. This only includes those who have died of wounds whilst under the care of Defence Medical Services.
UK Regulars are defined as full time Service personnel, including Nursing Services, but excluding Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) personnel, Gurkhas, Naval activated Reservists, mobilised Reservists, Military Provost Guarding Service (MPGS) and Non Regular Permanent Service (NRPS). Unless otherwise stated, includes trained and untrained personnel.
(Conflict related deaths in the armed forces / UK Population) * 100,000
This indicator only includes deaths as a result of hostile action and does not include indirect deaths. This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||06 April 2023|
|Metadata last updated||06 April 2023|