What’s More Dangerous, Your Spouse or a Serial Killer?

serial killer Whats More Dangerous, Your Spouse or a Serial Killer?

The website Insure.com put together a quiz, based on insurance data, where you try to guess which of two things is more dangerous . . . and it’s almost never the one that we’re more afraid of. 

#1.)  Your spouse or a serial killer?  The answer is spouses, by a TON.  About 2,700 people a year are killed by their spouses, versus fewer than 1,000 killed by serial killers.

#2.)  Your parent or your young child?  It’s EASILY your parent.  There’s about a one in one million chance your child will kill you.  But when a young child is killed, there’s more than a 50-50 chance he was killed by his parent.

#3.)  A dog bite or a snake bite?  More people die in the U.S. every year from dog bites than snake bites . . . about 20 die from dog bites, 10 from snake bites.

But there are a LOT more TOTAL dog bites than snake bites . . . about four million versus 45,000.  Which means that even though more people die from dog bites, a snake bite is 50 times more likely to be fatal.

#4.)  Being a man or being a woman?  At every age, in every country, it’s more dangerous to be a male.  It wasn’t that way 100 years ago because of childbirth deaths . . . but now that medical science is so much better, that’s not a huge factor.

#5.)  Showers or baths?  It’s baths, by a lot.  Even though people slip in the shower, between drowning and electrocution, far more people die and get injured in bathtubs. 

(Insure)

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