Murder No Longer Among Top Killers In U.S.

American VoicesOpiniondeath ISSUE 48•03 Jan 17, 2012

For the first time since 1965, murder was not among the top 15 causes of death in the United States, having been replaced by the respiratory ailment pneumonitis. What do you think?

  • “Top 15? I had no idea there were so many ways to die.”

    Alex Paich –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Yeah, but the No. 1 cause is 'freak wind accident,' so that hardly comforts me.”

    Diana Porcaro –
    Tooth Clerk

  • “Aw, that’s just on accounta Clyde being in lockup is all. He’ll be out in June.”

    Gene Hungate –
    Auxiliary Equipment Tender