Titanic Survival Rates: Gender

The Titanic is perhaps the most famous maritime disaster in the world. A lot has been said about the survival rates of the shipwreck like how many lifeboats were available and whether the crew took too long to act.

A study conducted by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the US (PNAS) found why the number of women and children that survived were superior in comparison to other shipwrecks.

The crew on the Titanic followed the Women and Children First rule therefore increasing the number of surviving females and children as observed in the graphs below.



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