10 things that are statistically more likely to kill you

We prefer to believe that the things most likely to kill us are always health-related. I mean of course a heart attack is more likely to kill us, if we are talking about factual numbers there are a lot of other things that are far behind. These are not health issues, these are very generic things that we can experience. From fireworks to lightning, here are 12 things that are most likely to kill you.


1. Dog attack

 

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Being mauled by a dog is the last thing a man will believe. As incredible as it may seem, your chances of being killed by a dog are 1 in 147,717.

 

2. Venomous bite

 


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poisonous bite or sting has a 1 in 100,000 chance of killing you. That’s almost twice as much as a dog bite.


3. Lightning

 

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Every year, about a quarter of a million people are victims of lightning. Don’t worry though, your chances of surviving these attacks are 1 in 83,890.

 

4. Flood

 

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Being one of the most dangerous natural disasters, flooding has a high probability of killing you. This goes for 1 in 30,000.

 

5. Air transport accidents

 

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People consider air travel to be less safe than driving. In fact, it’s the reverse. Your chances of survival are 1 in 20,000.

 

6. Electrocution

 

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Including deaths from lightning, approximately 1,000 people die of electrocution in the United States itself . Your odds: 1 in 5,000.

 

7. Fire

 

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Most deaths caused by fires are due to the inhalation of smoke gases. More than a thousand people lose their lives in the States themselves. Your odds: 1 in 1,116.

 

8. Fall

 

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If this sounds childish to you, then you must be very young. Falling down stairs causes more injury-related deaths worldwide. Odds: 1 in 246.

 

9. Self-harm

 

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Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide, the figure jumps to 1 million if seen every year. Odds: 1 in 121.

 

10. Assault with a firearm

 

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Living in the US, Brazil, South Africa, Guatemala makes you more likely to shoot. In general, the odds are 1 in 130.

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