Approx. how many people die yearly from scuba diving?

I would also appreciate some other facts in deaths per year.

(Plane crashes etc.)

Update:

I'm not afraid of accidents, in fact I love scuba, skiing and dirtbiking. Not to mention would love to try sky diving! I am looking for these facts for a persuasive speech on putting scuba diving on your list of things to do before u die and I wanted to do some comparisins.

Update 2:

I'm not afraid of accidents, in fact I love scuba, skiing and dirtbiking. Not to mention would love to try sky diving! I am looking for these facts for a persuasive speech on putting scuba diving on your list of things to do before u die and I wanted to do some comparisins.

Update 3:

oops!!!!

accidentally put that twice : )

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    about 90 deaths a year from scuba diving

    Killed by Car Accidents

    Highway fatalities account for more than 94% of all transportation deaths. There were an estimated 6,289,000 car accidents in the US in 1999. There were about 3.4 million injuries and 41,611 people killed in auto accidents in 1999. The total number of people killed in highway crashes in 2001 was 42,116, compared to 41,945 in 2000. An average of 114 people die each day in car crashes in the U.S. more... and 1999 pdf... [PDF Document - 2.5M]

    Killed by the Common Flu

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 35 to 50 million Americans come down with the flu during each flu season.The CDC estimates that in the US more than 100,000 people are hospitalized and more than 20,000 people die from the flu and its complications every year.

    The Bottom Line...

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    Killed in car accidents42,116*

    Killed by the common flu20,000*

    Killed by murders15,517*

    Killed in airline crashes

    (of 477m passenger trips)120 (1)

    Killed by lightning strikes90*

    Killed by Anthrax5

    (1) Annual average over 19 year period.

    *Average annual totals in United States.

    Murders in the U.S.

    2000 FBI Crime Index figures: There were an estimated 15,517 murders in 2000, virtually no change from the 1999 murder estimate of 15,522. The number of murders was 21 percent less than in 1996 and 37.2 percent less than in 1991. more...

    Killed by Airline Crashes

    While there are risks in using all forms of transportation, commercial airline travel is one of the safest. From January 1982 to March 2001, a period of 19.25 years, there were a total of 8,109,000,000 passenger enplanements. During that same time period, there were 2,301 fatalities (120 people killed on average each year), and 348 serious injuries. This amounts to a 0.00003% chance of being seriously injured or killed in a commercial aviation accident. This is far less than any other mode of transportation. [Source: NTSB, Passenger Fatalities, 1982 through March 2001.] more...

    Killed by Lightning

    Lightning-related fatality, injury, and damage reports in the US were summarized for 36 years since 1959, based on the NOAA publication Storm Data. There were 3239 deaths, 9818 injuries, and 19,814 property-damage reports from lightning during this period. On average, 90 people are killed every year in the U.S. by lightning. [NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS SR-193] more...

    Killed by Anthrax

    As of November 21, 2001, The CDC has reported 18 confirmed cases, 5 suspected cases, and a total of 5 people killed by Anthrax in 2001 - the first confirmed deaths in more than 2 decades. The first victim, Florida-based photo editor Robert Stevens, worked at tabloid newspaper publisher American Media Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida. Two other men worked as distribution clerks in the Brentwood postal facility in Washington. Joseph P. Curseen, 47, died at the Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, Maryland, and Thomas L. Morris Jr., 55, died at the Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington D.C. Kathy Nguyen, 61, died October 31, 2001. She was a New York hospital worker who contracted inhalation anthrax. The latest victim, Ottilie Lundgren, died November 21, 2001 at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. Ms. Lundgren was 94 years old. more...

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    3 years ago

    Scuba Diving Death Statistics

  • 4 years ago

    There are many different ways of dying while scuba diving... One of the most common way to die is if you lose track of your air supply and run out.... Also, if you have a tainted tank and your air is bad and your lungs harden..... Also, One of the many ways new scuba divers die is when they hyperventilate meters under the water and they shot to the top without regulating the pressure system and their lungs expand and explode... I have been scuba diving for 3 years so I know what I am talking about if you want it to be realistic....

  • 1 decade ago

    90 annual average scuba worldwide.

    planes vary widely annually-2004 was 466,2005 was 1050,2001 was 114.

    other death stats vary widely by age,sex,race,class,source and location.

    in the usa some list heart and cancer problems as the chief causes. some list iatrogenic (doctor-caused) deaths as third !

    for young people accidents are 51% and homicide and suicide 21% and 16% respectively.

    you seem most concerned with accidents-is there a reason for this ? if you have lost someone in an accident or have a morbid fear of accidents and need to talk to someone further, the samaritans are useful and are now online: jo@samaritans.org

    Source(s): aafm,guardian newspaper.w.h.o.
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  • 1 decade ago

    about 150 people have died in scuba diving each year..............google that stuff sweet heart

    Source(s): yym
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