For the departments of metropolitan France, during the particular year of 2020, the number of people killed per department varies in a ratio of 1 to 30 (3 in the Hautes-Alpes and 83 in the Bouches-du-Rhône), with an average in metropolitan France of 26. 14 departments recorded more than 40 people killed, these are departments with a strong urban component.
The objective of less than 2,000 people killed in 2020 would correspond to a ratio of 30 per million inhabitants. Only 13 departments are below this value in 2020 despite particularly low figures due to the health crisis.
Between the period 2010-2014 and the period 2015-2019, mortality per million inhabitants decreased by -9% in metropolitan France. Between 2019 and 2020, mortality decreased by -25% in metropolitan France. It even decreased more strongly in 47 departments, while it increased in 5 departments: Paris (+20%), Corrèze (+10%), Vienne (+9%), and to a lesser extent Haute-Saône (+2%) and in Ain (+2%).
Mortality of 18-24 year olds per million youths in this age group is lowest in Paris and the inner suburbs and highest in the sparsely populated rural departments and in the transition departments. In 20% of the departments, this rate is higher than 200, i.e., nearly 5 times the national mortality per million inhabitants.