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We are all fascinated by chance, risk and possibility. But when it comes to risk assessment, how good are we at guessing what is likely to kill us? It seems more likely for someone to wish you good luck when you are about to go on a plane than when you drive to work.
To help us understand a little more clear as to exactly what risks we have in life, and which ones are the most likely to happen the National Safety Council collects statistics on what actually kills us. It might even come of a surprise to you, that everyone single one of these events, no matter how minor they are, are more likely than an American being killed in an immigrant-initiated terrorist strike.
You’d be surprised at the outcome of a lot of them, especially considering preppers are preparing to keep themselves safe when the sh-t hits the fan, but perhaps that scenario might be a little different to what you expect if you take a look at these statistics.
First, let’s take a look at the things that actually kill us. According to the National Safety Council, we don’t pay enough caution to the things that actually do kill us more often than those that strike rarely. Take a look:
You can see there are some very stark differences in the statistics provided from the National Safety Council. Especially when it comes to floods and storms. The following is the 14 highest causes of death that Americans suffer.
The most irregular part of this research is that think tank Cato Institute recently released a study to show that the likelihood of an American being killed in an immigrant-initiated terrorist strike in any given year is one in 3.64 million.
“Likelihood of an American being killed in an immigrant-initiated terrorist strike in any given year is one in 3.64 million.”
That is including the victims of 9/11. So there’s no need to fear an ISIS attack with those odds.
You can see that things such motorbike accidents, firearm assaults and discharges, have much higher odds than those of motor vehicle crashes and falls.