Friday, January 30, 2015

Relative Safety

Here is an article describing the relative danger of driving certain cars. Specifically the 10 most dangerous in that they have the higest death rate per million. I'm altering this chart a bit to show the death rate per 100,000 for better comparison:
1. Kia Rio four-door, 14.9
2. Nissan Versa, 13.0
3. Hyundai Accent four-door, 12.0
4. Chevrolet Aveo, 9.9
5. Hyundai Accent two-door, 8.6
6. Chevrolet Camaro, 8.0
7. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew, 7.9
8. Honda Civic two-door, 7.6
9. Nissan Versa hatchback, 7.1
10. Ford Focus, 7.0

O.K. now compare this to your chances (per 100,000) of being murdered while simply living in say
Detroit    58.6
New Orleans   53.0
Newark       34
St Louis 35.5
Baltimore 34.9
Oakland 31.8
Stockton 23.7
Kansas City 22.6
Philly  21.5
Memphis 22.2

More if you want it below in the Whittle video.

New York*  7.5

Denver*      7.5

So drive your Rio secure in the knowledge that you're more likely to get shot by a thug than killed in an accident. In some towns anyway.

*Last I looked. New York's numbers surprised me. Say what you will about the blue meanies in New York, whatever they're doing, it seems to work.

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