How do I convert per capita to actual numbers?
October 9, 2017 7:40 AM Subscribe
With all the talk with gun deaths going on, I wanted to figure out in real numbers, how many people die in different countries to guns. The common statistic used is gun deaths per 100,000 people. I know for example if there are 50 deaths in a population of 800,000, you get .0000625. Move the decimal point over 4 places to get a rate of 6.25 per 100,000 people. Using those same numbers, how do you get to 50 deaths, knowing the population is 800,000 with a rate of 6.25? I'm sure this is probably basic algebra, but the answer eludes me!