Mortality growing in Crimea while birth rate decreasing - Statistics
In 2019, mortality increased in the occupied Crimea.
Russian Federal Statistics Service in Crimea Krymstat provided such information as cited by Vesti.Krym.
According to the publication, since the beginning of the year, the indicator has grown to 20.1 thousand people.
Thus, the natural population decline in Crimea for three quarters of 2019 amounted to 5.8 thousand people. During this period, the number of deaths in Crimea per thousand people (mortality rate) was 14.1. The average mortality rate is estimated at 8.6 deaths per thousand.
Meanwhile, 14.4 thousand children were born on the occupied peninsula, which is 6% less than in the same period of 2018.
Previously, Krymstat predicted that in the next 16 years the mortality rate in the illegally annexed Crimea will exceed the birth rate.
Reportedly, mortality among Crimeans will begin to increase every year, and by 2035 it will be more than 29 thousand, and the birth rate is expected to be less than 15 thousand.