On average per year between 2017 and 2021, the number of people killed per department varies in a ratio of 1 to 19 (5 in Lozère and 102 in Bouches-du-Rhône), with an average for metropolitan France of 32 and a median of 29. France at 32 and a median of 29. For 37 departments, the number of deaths is between 15 and 30. Among the extreme values, 12 départements have a mortality of less than 15 people killed (sparsely populated departments). At the other end of the scale, 24 departments recorded more than 40 people killed; these are departments with a strong urban component. One third of the departments account for half of the total number of fatalities.
Over the period 2017-2021, the number of people killed per million inhabitants per year in mainland France is 47. By department, the rate varies from 17 in Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne to 119 in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The lowest rates are observed in the departments of Ile-de-France (except Seine-et-Marne).
Mortality of 18-24 year olds per million young people of that age varies from 21 in Paris to 322 in the Gers : 50% of departments are between 100 and 200, 17% above 200 and 33% below 100.
The mortality of people aged 65 and over per million inhabitants of this age has a lower variability ranging from 20 to 134. For 70 departments, this indicator is between 50 and 100.