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Old 10-14-2017, 01:35 AM
 
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https://www.farang-deaths.com/

Very interesting...granted this as of today, October 14, 2017...but...

Most foreigners die in PHUKET. Chon Buri is #2.
Most foreigners die of ROAD ACCIDENTS. Second way is drowning.
Most deaths are BRITISH...followed by Chinese and Germans.
87% are male.
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:58 AM
 
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Phuket is known as "Pirate Island" to those familiar with it. A terrible place to learn how to ride a motorbike, or even ride one, period. Chonburi encompasses Pattaya....more of the same.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:40 AM
 
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The website is confusing and kind of awkward to navigate. It says "Farang Deaths" (name of the website) was started Oct. 2015. Prior such info was kept for several years on a Tumblr Blog called "Farang Exits". While it doesn't exactly say when "Farang Exits" began, the interactive map shows the data goes back to 2008. In 2008 only one death is shown. The stat graph only cover 2017. Other bar graphs cover 2014 to 2017.

In terms of numbers related to farang deaths in Thailand, a total of 588 have died. It's not clear is that number is for 9 years or for 3 years. This year there were 173 cases. If the 588 deaths are over a 3 year period, that would average 196 deaths per year. If the total number of deaths are including those going back to 2008, that would be an average of about 65+ deaths per year.

None of the graphs show natural deaths from old age, although they do have a category called "Other". Heart attacks are listed, but that's just one way of dying. The graphs show the top 7 provinces, but it's fair to say the Northeast Region of Thailand is not really represented, except for Udon Thani. There are loads of farangs living in NE provinces such as Buriram, Surin, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Sri Ratchisima, Ubon, Sisaket, etc. The number of deaths in individual NE provinces may be smaller, but collectively, I would suspect the total around the entire NE could be pretty significant.

I'm guessing most of the data in "Farang Deaths" was collected from newspaper articles covering what would amount to high profile or sensational farang deaths. More peaceful deaths surrounded by family and friends at home or in hospitals, or deaths resulting from disease or illnesses, are not usually found in newspaper articles. If they are not citizens of Thailand, or are not high profile celebrities, their deaths are only reported to their respective embassies, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Provincial and local Amphur Offices, but not reported to the news media. Maybe peaceful deaths are included in the "Other" category, along with deaths for reasons that are undetermined.

The point being that although the "Farang Deaths" website is interesting, it should be understood that its accuracy is very limited. Understandably, trying to show more highly accurate stats is beyond the scope and abilities of a non-professional website.

I was quite surprised that Phuket shows more deaths than Chonburi or Bangkok. At one time, Chonburi (in particular Pattaya) had a reputation for a large number of suicides (mostly farangs) by jumping from high-rise hotel rooms or condos.

What did not surprise me is that the largest cause of farang deaths is from road accidents. My guess would be that motorcycles would be very high cause of road accident farang deaths. According to one pie chart, fatal deaths by vehicle in Thailand show 73% of the deaths in 2012 involved motorcycles, with most of those occurring in Bangkok. The pie chart does not give the number of motorcycle-related deaths. The number of deaths includes both Thai and foreigners (not just farangs). New Year (Dec 31-Jan 1) celebration and Songkran (Thai New Year in April) have the highest incidents of road accidents (all vehicles) in the country. Most of those accidents are related to sleepiness, reckless driving, or drunk driving.
Motorcycle and Car Accident Statistics for Thailand. Graphs and Figures.
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:43 AM
 
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The expat population can be much older than most would think it is. Lots of expats over 70 in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:04 AM
 
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What countries don't you find that many British people in? Is there something about British culture that means they're everywhere?
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:33 PM
 
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What countries don't you find that many British people in? Is there something about British culture that means they're everywhere?
It doesn't have anything to do with British people in other countries. It's about foreign expats, particularly farangs, in Thailand. That said, according to 2010 demographic stats about the nationality of expats, not just farangs, in Thailand (Top 5):

- 50.08% were from Myanmar 1,292,686 expats
- 10.90% were from Cambodia 281,292 expats
- 8.62% were from Laos 222,432 expats
- 5.48% were from China 141,553 expats
- 3.33% were from UK 85,836 expats
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demogr...nd#Expatriates

Those figures have undoubtedly changed over the last 7 years, but still interesting. 75.08% of the Top 5 are not from the UK. Only 3.33% out of 100% of all expats living in Thailand is a pretty small figure.


According to the "Farang Deaths" website stats there were 288 farang deaths in Thailand between 2014-2017. I left out the Chinese because Thais don't consider them as farangs, they're called khon cheen. A farang is considered a person of white race. In any case, the year 2017 isn't over yet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farang

97 deaths on the website were British and account for about 33.68% of all farang deaths over the last 3 years. 244 were from other farang countries. It is a pretty high figure of British farang deaths though, averaging about one-third of farang deaths in the 3 year period. Still, overall, it would be a fairly small figure compared with the total number of all UK expats living in Thailand.
https://www.farang-deaths.com/statistics/
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Old 10-21-2017, 05:59 AM
 
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Aussies were likely in the number 2 spot for farang death....proximity being a big factor, and usually alcohol, and often little common sense. The hospitals in the resort areas have been especially hard hit by unpaid bills. You may even see compulsory insurance in the future. Last year a bar owner in BKK, Dollhouse Darrell locked himself out of his condo and decided to enter from the neighbors balcony. He had been an Army Ranger and wasn't afraid of the 34th floor height.....
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Western Asia
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Phuket is known as "Pirate Island" to those familiar with it. A terrible place to learn how to ride a motorbike, or even ride one, period. Chonburi encompasses Pattaya....more of the same.
I rented a scooter when I was in Phuket. I did okay once I became accustomed to driving on the opposite side of the road.
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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Prostitution is a dangerous career, and the clients also face danger.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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What countries don't you find that many British people in? Is there something about British culture that means they're everywhere?
A lot of the British in Thailand are dodgy.either mixed up in iffy business practices,drugs or more usually sexual activity often with children. Paedophiles head for Thailand like moths round a light.

That said i wouldnt trust any Thai as far as i could throw them, the most crooked of all are the women who advertise themselves as mail order brides,then fleece as many people as possible or get their Thai family to kill/rob their lovers
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