TABLE: Terrorism compared to other causes of death in the U.S.

This table originally accompanied “Terrors outsized effect on the election“.

Cause of Death Annual Deaths Source
Terrorism
1995-2014 Annual Average.
DOES NOT INCLUDE 9/11 Attacks
13 National Consortion for the Study of Terrorism and Responses To Terrorism
Bee Stings
2001-2013 Annual Average
58 Washington Post
Dogbites
2014 only
42 Dogbites.org
Police Officers in Line of Duty
2006-2015 Annual Average
50 BBC News
Lightning
1984-2013 Annual Average
52 USA Today
Terrorism
1995-2014 Annual Average.
INCLUDES 9/11 attacks
163 National Consortion for the Study of Terrorism and Responses To Terrorism
By Police Officer
Includes justified and unjustified causes.
1,537 Newsweek
Unintentional Drowning 3,868 US Center for Disease Control
Homicide
By firearm
10,945 US Center for Disease Control
Auto Accidents
2000-2014 Annual Average
38,198 Wikipedia
Suicide 41,149 US Center for Disease Control
Drug Overdose
All drugs, prescription and illegal
47,000 National Safety Council
Influenza & Pnemonia 56,979 US Center for Disease Control
Accidents (unintentional injuries) 130,557 US Center for Disease Control
Cancer 595,690 National Cancer Institute

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