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Total Deaths

Durkheim’s Table 1, found on p. 47 of the Free Press, English translation, explores total deaths from suicides across six countries from 1841-1872: France, Prussia England, Saxony, Bavaria and Denmark. It should be noted that during this time period, the borders of many of the countries were in flux.

A text file of the data in Table 1 can be found here. A visualization of total suicide deaths in 1857, across selected countries, is shown below.

Historic and contemporary data related to Table 1 can be found here. I have configured a few charts within Google Sheets to explore.

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