Which Brooklyn Neighborhood’s Residents Die the Most?

Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn

In 2011, 15,556 Brooklynites died, mostly from heart disease and cancer, though the causes were manifold: HIV, flu, liver disease, diabetes, suicide, homicide, and many more. The death rate is 6.1 per 1,000 people—an improvement on the national average, which is closer to 8, and the third lowest in the city; Manhattan’s is 5.9, and Queens’ is a low 5.4. But not every neighborhood fares so well: some, in fact, far surpass the national average.


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