Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Deaths in America

I found this on the blog Common Folk Using Common Sense. Just something to think about for all those folks that think banning guns will save lots of lives. The VAST majority of people killed in the US every day are murdered in utero ... no gun required.
 
  • 42 People are murdered, each day
  • 6 People are murdered by illegal immigrants, each day
  • 0.29 People are murdered each day in ‘mass shootings’ involving 4 or more victims
  • 0.08 People are murdered each day with ‘assault rifles’
  • 102 People die in traffic accidents, each day
  • 32 People are killed in alcohol related traffic accidents, each day
  • 2.8 People are killed each day in total plane crashes
  • 0.007 People are killed each day in terrorism related plane crashes (including 9/11/01 in a 10 year average, the rate is zero if you exclude 9/11)
  • 95 People commit suicide, each day
  • 3 People are killed in firearm-related accidents, each day
  • 0.38 People under the age of 15 are killed in firearm related accidents, each day
  • 338 People die total from unintentional injuries, each day
  • 62 People die from unintentional falls, each day
  • 82 People die from unintentional poisoning, each day
  • 107 People die each day from hospital mistakes (not counting infections)
  • 219 People die each day from infections in hospitals
  • 290 People die each day from non-error adverse reactions to medications
  • 4,000 People under the age of 1 are killed before they are born, each day

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