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Comment author: RobinZ 23 March 2011 02:00:46PM 1 point [-]

Right - the relevant statistic would be missing persons, not murder. So, probably on the order of hundreds of thousands worldwide, with a few hotspots like Volterra which would have significant local changes.

Comment author: Alicorn 23 March 2011 02:15:40PM 2 points [-]

During the Volturi reign hunting was illegal within Volterra itself, and Heidi spread out her harvesting.

Comment author: RobinZ 23 March 2011 03:15:11PM 3 points [-]

Mmhm - that makes sense.

Okay, checking Wikipedia, we have 834,536 missing persons entries in the United States in 2005, with the US composing 4.5% of the world population. If we guessed 200,000 worldwide, vampire-related fatalities could be as much as 1% of the total.

Comment author: Alicorn 23 March 2011 03:18:24PM 3 points [-]

How many of those 834,536 people were eventually found?

Comment author: RobinZ 23 March 2011 03:54:43PM 2 points [-]

Article claims 109,531 open files at the end of the year. Relative to that number, vampire-related fatalities would be 9%.