Number of Euthanasia Cases
How many euthanasia cases are there?
At least 3,147 worldwide.
There are at least 3,147 cases of euthanasia deaths reported worldwide. This is based on data from the January 2010 issue of the Disability and Health Journal which reports 401 assisted suicide deaths in Washington state by the end of 2009, 246 assisted suicide deaths from 1998 to 2005 in Oregon reported by the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and 2,500 euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands as of 2009 reported by the Euthanasia Prevention Coaltition. Exact figures may very well be higher than this total.