According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics,  491,348 people died in the UK in 2009.

(Of these 238,062 were male, and 253,286 were female.   The biggest cause of death was circulatory disease, followed by cancer, respiratory disease and digestive disease respectively.  The stats show only 17,878 people didn’t die from disease, the highest cause of death in this category was transport accidents.  So, maybe it is safer to stay at home.)