how long does it take to bleed out if you get stabbed in the jugular

Not medical advice: A ruptured inner jugular vein can cause death in less than 10 minutes. This is based on statistics showing the jugular may be more harmful than the femoral artery to puncture, which would take 10-15 minutes to bleed to death. The jugular vein returns blood from the head and brain to the heart. There are 4 jugular veins; 2 inner and 2 outer. It’s the inner jugular veins that carry the highest volume of blood.
Updated on Monday, February 06 2012 at 01:13AM EST