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In 2009, the age-adjusted death rate in L.A. County was 583 deaths per 100,000 population.

The lowest overall death rate (344 deaths per 100,000 population) was among Asian/Pacific Islander women, while the highest overall rate was among black men (1,083 deaths per 100,000 population).

L.A. County has around 10 million people.

The City of L.A. has close to 4 million people.

Hollywood, a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, has about 78,000 people.

Preliminary Stats for L.A. County

Natural Deaths191204172109133140
Still open63148309322329296
Total cases713714781640676668
These are very provisional numbers. Many cases are not resolved or even added until after six months, if not longer. Government agencies do not release finalized figures until years later.
* L.A. County’s Coroner / Medical Examiner releases only a small subset of deaths, which is required by the state’s mandatory disclosure laws — suicides, homicides, drug overdoses, traffic fatalities, and other such deaths that warrant some government investigation. That’s about 12-32 records among the 150-170 daily deaths in our county. Most people die after a stay in the hospital — since medical staff are trusted to be familiar with the illnesses suffered by their patients, those cases don’t usually need to be investigated by the coroner.