Vital Statistics



Many surveys, about one in five, may contain fraudulent data   …   Among 1008 surveys, their test flagged 17% as likely to contain a significant portion of fabricated data. For surveys conducted in wealthy westernized nations, that figure drops to 5%, whereas for those done in the developing world it shoots up to 26%.

2014 Injury Statistics Across Canada

6,730,364,245 and Counting 

American War and Military Operations Casualties (1775 – 2008)

Canada’s 40th General Election Results

Death by Violence (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Dogs Most Likely to Kill

Dying on the Job (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Facts About Violence Against Women

Life Expectancy in America 

Hidden Tragedy: Underreporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses 

How It All Adds Up:  Maybe

How To Lie With Statistics (Noel Schutt)

Living and Dying Around the World

Most Popular Baby Names in Saskatchewan

National Clearinghouse on Family Violence

Results of Email Quality Improvement Survey

Statistics Canada

Suicide in A Town You Know

Ten Pathways to Death and Disaster:  Learning from Fatal Incidents in Mines and Other High Hazard Workplaces (Michael Quinlan, 2014)

Vehicle Collision Injury and Death (By Age & Sex, Make & Model)


Prediction 2016   …in 11 of 12 elections between 1884 and 1940 when bettors had identified a clear favourite by mid-October they were vindicated, despite operating in an era without any reliable polling. Newspapers diligently reported presidential betting odds: according to Paul Rhode and Koleman Strumpf, the economists who unearthed the records of these markets, the press published prices five days a week in the month before an election.



Slaughterhouse (Revisited) (Little Miss Higgins)