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Published:March 15th, 2013 11:48 EST
A Cop is More Likely to Kill You Than a Terrorist

A Cop is More Likely to Kill You Than a Terrorist

By Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor)

 

After 9/11, the fear of another attack on U.S. soil cleanly supplanted the fear of having one`s p***s chopped off by a vengeful lover in the pantheon of irrational American fears. While we`re constantly being told that another attack is imminent and that radical Islamic fundamentalists are two steps away from establishing a caliphate in Branson, Missouri, just how close are they? How do the odds of dying in a terrorist attack stack up against the odds of dying in other unfortunate situations?

 The following ratios were compiled using data from 2004 National Safety Council Estimates, a report based on data from The National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, 2003 mortality data from the Center for Disease Control was used.

-- You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

-- You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

 -- You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

 -- You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

 --You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

 -- You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

-- You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

 --You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

--You are 9 times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

--You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

--You are 8 times more likely to die from accidental electrocution than from a terrorist attack

-- You are 6 times more likely to die from hot weather than from a terrorist attack

SOURCE:  The Progressive Review

Djelloul Marbrook

www.delmarbrook.com