So yesterday there was a media splurge on the publication of The Andean Community (aka CAN, comprising of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia) and the amount of road traffic accidents they’d all had in 2009. Here’s the chart that comes from the figures, (example report here) which also compares each country to its year 2000 stats the same way as nearly all the reports did:
Then the raw numbers for deaths were also published in the reports, but without any population count context. So this author decided to do the pro rata calculations himself, getting population figures for each country from the CIA Factbook (the best thing them spooks ever did was launch that site…great stats homebase). So here’s how road traffic deaths per 100,000 look for the four countries and also as superduper extra context, the stats for Argentina, the USA and the UK (the sources are mentioned there on the chart):
But Argentina is the real context here. Man, I know how they drive and it doesn’t surprise me to see double the death rate of Bolivia; total dumbasses behind the wheel who all think they’re Fangio.
If you’re interested, here’s the dataset:
|2009 deaths||pop. (100k) (CIA Factbook)||deaths per 100k population|