Summary of Registered Abortions Worldwide, through August 2012

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 7 December 2013

See this page for 2013 update

countryyear range of reported datatotal reported abortionsestimated total for missing data, underreportingestimated additional abortions to Aug 2012most recent annual abortion figureestimated total abortions through Aug 2012
Albania1975-2010611,04554,66811,5336,919677,246
Andorra19959901,650991,749
Anguilla2002-200598014021238
Armenia1992-2010331,889020,49512,295352,384
Australia1970-20112,013,606041,90062,8202,055,506
Austria1960-2000591,761027,7672,380619,528
Azerbaijan1992-2010461,403044,67726,801506,080
Bahrain1997-200210,081016,9071,74926,988
Bangladesh2000119,60001,395,373119,6001,514,973
Barbados1992-19951,0001,0006,6664008,666
Belarus1992-20102,218,069055,51133,3002,273,580
Belgium1979-2009*375,82681,25349,64518,870506,724
Belize1985-19968,6097,18640,7812,60356,576
Bermuda1983-198417702,545922,722
Bosnia and Herzegovina20011,201278,45212,8111,201292,464
Botswana1980-1984661847017554
Bulgaria1953-20105,734,004052,59031,5485,786,594
Canada1970-20093,202,7320250,04493,7553,452,776
Chile1986-20059,7074,01412,2731,84125,994
ROC Taiwan1967-199945,884667,395535,58642,2821,248,865
PR China1963-2009326,536,64314,275,27516,299,0376,111,375357,110,955
Cocos Islands19782067269
Costa Rica1995-2010137,568012,8307,697150,398
Croatia1992-2010286,88106,7394,043293,620
Cuba1968-20094,724,710105,482225,95884,7245,056,150
Czech Republic1993-2010759,521040,00423,998799,525
Czechoslovakia1953-19923,676,5010003,676,501
Denmark1939-2010887,352026,84316,103914,195
Dominican Republic1995-2005221,99051,255194,45629,167467,701
East Germany1948-19891,744,2000001,744,200
Estonia1992-2010290,202011,8147,087302,016
Faeroe Islands1966-20101,02774755331,829
Finland1951-2010653,167017,07310,242670,240
France1936-20096,403,932402,197558,117209,2687,364,246
French Guiana1984-200930,2651,9165,7152,14337,896
Georgia1992-2010491,667042,65025,585534,317
FR Germany1944-20103,787,44548,831184,088110,4314,020,364
Greece1970-2007416,896075,90416,264492,800
Greenland1967-201028,5662001,43386030,199
Guadeloupe1976-200996,2054,10010,7264,022111,031
Guernsey1997-20001,098360258971,716
Guyana1970-200745,746137,7409,9502,132193,436
Hong Kong1973-2009545,21019,55732,07812,028596,845
Hungary1949-20106,114,170067,42840,4496,181,598
Iceland1960-201028,86701,62697630,493
India1972-201020,877,39201,034,326620,47221,911,718
Isle of Man20075023528
Israel1979-2010578,632032,55819,531611,190
Italy1978-20105,265,9370192,325115,3725,458,262
Japan1949-200937,801,21910,000,000595,925223,44448,397,144
Jersey1990-20072,4022,5189332005,853
Kazakhstan1992-20103,146,2570176,825106,0743,323,082
ROK South Korea1961-19994,566,7009,721,0502,689,204212,30016,976,954
Kosovo2005-20064,05412,0159,3561,65125,425
Kyrgyzstan1992-2010546,180024,03914,421570,219
Latvia1992-2010352,051012,4077,443364,458
Lithuania1992-2010360,172011,6506,989371,822
Macedonia1992-2010195,15708,4655,078203,622
Martinique1976-200965,4045,5546,1392,30277,097
Mayotte1992-20066,5634,2908,4321,48819,285
Mexico1995-201079,819028,24716,945108,066
Moldova1992-2010583,845024,64614,785608,491
Mongolia1984-2010389,336020,82412,492410,160
Montenegro2006-20106,36301,4168507,779
Nagorno-Karabakh2002-20077,30806,1691,32213,477
Netherlands1970-20101,508,679051,65030,9841,560,329
New Caledonia1997-20067,1483,8197,9331,40018,900
New Zealand1964-2010426,6453,37527,72216,630457,742
Norway1954-2010618,11423,44826,23015,735667,792
Panama1972-200015921812811505
Panama Canal Zone1970-197839810500503
Poland1955-20106,385,87401,0736446,386,947
Portugal1984-201070,9524,29032,39919,436107,641
Puerto Rico1991-200683,247150,89031,3835,538265,520
Qatar1995-20051,33901,1261692,465
Reunion1976-2009145,897011,7404,402157,637
Romania1958-201021,548,655826,149169,892101,91522,544,696
Russia1992-201040,646,63901,977,2421,186,10842,623,881
Saint Helena1985-19906101085169
Serbia1992-2010928,240130,38236,82722,0921,095,449
Seychelles1986-20095,8351,8551,2564718,946
Singapore1970-2010598,750020,14012,082618,890
Slovakia1993-2010453,664028,70517,220482,369
Slovenia1992-2009148,556012,4094,653160,965
South Africa1975-2009*968,6220162,97586,8811,131,597
Spain1941-20101,656,900692,358188,422113,0312,537,680
Suriname199426204,6282624,890
Sweden1939-20101,468,682062,84237,6981,531,524
Switzerland1966-2010445,937184,45118,49011,092648,878
Tajikistan1992-2009444,363027,30210,237471,665
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands19702032034
Tunisia1965-2009656,70233,61839,20214,699729,522
Turkey1993-20081,038,8872,912,574990,775270,1874,942,236
Turkmenistan1992-2010418,521014,1478,487432,668
Turks and Caicos Islands1996-200518820221332603
USSR1922-1991282,429,4838,658,70800291,088,191
Ukraine1992-20108,668,0500294,682176,7748,962,732
United Kingdom1958-20107,645,7220348,294208,9357,994,016
United States1926-2008*52,086,40902,817,2231,159,00054,903,632
Uzbekistan1992-20101,468,802065,40939,2381,534,211
Venezuela19683,0850134,7123,085137,797
Vietnam1976-200820,186,4201,040,4001,218,008332,15422,444,828
Yugoslavia1955-19915,396,2610005,396,261
Zambia19831,200034,4001,20035,600
WORLD TOTAL1922-2009907,044,83450,553,91534,147,84112,472,970991,746,590

Note: estimated underreporting includes estimates for missing years in reported year range and estimates for underreporting for some nations. Year ranges indicated by (*) cover the last year of complete data, with incomplete data included for at least one subsequent year.

TOTAL, 1922 - 2012: 907,000,000 reported abortions, estimated 992,000,000 total abortions

Estimated current global monthly average: 1,039,000 abortions


Updated from section VIII of "Global Abortion Summary,"
© 2000-2012, 2013 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 7 December 2013.
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