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Factor

Probability

US Average

0.0088300

US Male

0.0140000

Us Female

0.0128000

White Male

0.0139000

White Female

0.0127000

Black Male

0.0148000

Black Female

0.0132000

Married Male

0.0093000

Divorced Male

0.0187000

Married Female

0.0085000

Divorced Female

0.0170000

Heart Disease

0.0039000

Cancer

0.0019900

Suicide

0.0001230

Murder

0.0000900

Firearms

0.0001120

Accident

0.0003800

Auto Accident

0.0001760

Airline Accident

0.0000010

As One Year Old

0.0104000

1 Yr Old Male

0.0115000

1 Yr Old Female

0.0091000

Child Abuse

0.0000178

Child Abuse SMH

0.0000066

Child Abuse in SFH

0.0000004

Child Abuse in Families

0.0000003

Child Firearm Accident

0.0000016

Annual Probability of Death in the US

SMHs are 1.6 times more fatal to children than SFHs, 12 times more fatal than firearms, and 44 times more fatal than families.

 

bulletOf  22.5 million children living in 18.8 SMHs, 422 are fatally abused each year--one death per 44,550 SMHs.
bulletOf 2.1 million children living in 1.8 million SFHs, 25 are fatally abused each year--one death per 72,000 SFHs.
bulletOf 37.6 million children living in 31.3 million families, 16 are fatally abused each year--1 death per 2 million families.
bulletOf 70.1 million children living around 230 million firearms, 430 are killed by firearm accidents each year--1 death per 535,000 firearms.
bulletOf 430 children killed by firearms, 322 are killed in SMHs.
bulletEven if firearm ownership could be reduced by 90%, there would still be 23 million firearms in the US, which would not be much "safer" than 230 million.
bulletOutlawing SMHs would reduce both fatal child abuse and accidental firearm deaths by 70%.

Source:  Donna Shalala, "National Child Abuse Prevention Month" and "Child Maltreatment 1994: Reports from the States to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect".  Patrick Fagan, Heritage Foundation, "THE CHILD ABUSE CRISIS: THE DISINTEGRATION OF MARRIAGE, FAMILY, AND THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY", Rick Thoma, "The Dirty Little Secret: Abuse in Foster Care"