According to the Florida Health Department, in 2018 there were 1,938 deaths in Leon County. This averages out to approximately 161 deaths per month. The chart below lists the top causes of death in Leon County.
The report indicates:
- Heart disease (20.4%) and cancer (19.9%) accounts for 40% of the total deaths in 2018.
- Suicide was the eighth leading cause of death with 34 fatalities in 2018. This translates to 11.7 deaths per 100,000 people. The Leon County suicide rate per 100,000 people is lower the state rate which is 16.9.
- Flu and pneumonia caused 24 annual deaths and ranked as the 11th leading cause of death in 2018.
- In 2018 there were 18 homicides in Leon County. This ranked as the 16th leading cause of death with a 6.2 rate per 100,000 people. The state rate during 2018 for homicide was 6.3.