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What will be your cause of death? Statistics show odds of dying in certain ways

Posted: 8:07 AM, Jan 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-17 09:28:02-05

After a spate of mass shootings in 2017, the chances of dying due to gun assault have increased.

Statista.com and The National Safety Council reports the chances of dying in a gun assault incident are 1 in 285. Those are greater odds than dying in a pedestrian incident, on a motorcycle, drowning or dying because of fire and smoke.

The statistics show the lifetime odds of dying from select causes include:
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