Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population

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Source: Ministry of Defence

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Rate per 100,000 population

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.

Indicator available

Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population

Indicator description

Deaths in the UK armed forces as a direct cause of conflict

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Rate per 100,000 population

Definitions

Conflict-related mortality figures have been compiled from data held by Defence Statistics on 14 February 2022.

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.

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Calculations

(Conflict related deaths in the armed forces / UK Population) * 100,000

Other information

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 11 April 2022
Metadata last updated 11 April 2022

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Conflict-related deaths per 100,000 population, by sex, age and cause

Target name

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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Source 1

Organisation

Ministry of Defence

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2009

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 31 March 2022
Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Analysis-Health-PQ-FOI@mod.gov.uk

Other information

See ‘Additional Table 1’ for data. Data for 2009 and 2010 taken from 2019 publication of UK armed forces deaths in service. This indicator only includes deaths as a result of hostile action and does not include indirect deaths.

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1851

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date 25 June 2021
Next release

September 2022

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

pop.info@ons.gov.uk

Other information

UK population estimates are based on the supporting file ‘UK Population estimates, 1838 to 2020,’ table 1. This is from the dataset published for the Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.