Diagram for how risky is it to be a child?

Further to my recent IOE Blog piece How risky is it to be a child? here is a diagram interpreting the comparative probability and severity of different types of accident children might encounter. The raw statistical data that this diagram is based upon are available from RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents). There doesn’t seem to be more recent data readily available, as they stopped collecting it in this form in 2002, so you’d probably need to go around each Accident and Emergency department individually to collate it. If you did that, I imagine garden trampolines might feature quite prominently on the left hand side of the diagram. if something isn’t on this diagram, then the risk to British children is vanishingly small (Terrorist and Nuclear events are in brackets because they ought to be a lot further right than they appear here, and did not occur in this time frame in terms of children presenting to Accident and Emergency as a consequence. The diagram is not drawn to a precise scale but is indicative).

 

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