Must-Know Hiking Accident Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Hiking-related accidents account for 14% of all accidents reported in national parks in the U.S."

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"Between 2011 and 2015, 885 individuals suffered death or injury from a fall or trip while hiking within the United States."

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"In 2017, 117 people died from hiking, camping, or backpacking accidents in the United States."

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"The Appalachian Trail Conservancy reports an average injury rate of 1.47 accidents per 100,000 hikers between 2005-2012."

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"In Yosemite National Park, hiking accidents account for approximately 65% of the total search and rescue incidents."

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"In Scotland, hillwalking and climbing are the most common activities associated with mountain incidents, accounting for 47% of all incidents in 2019."

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"About 11,000 injuries related to hiking and backpacking are reported in the US every year."

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"In Taiwan, nearly 25% of mountain accidents between 2001 and 2010 were caused by slips and falls."

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"Around 40% of Swiss Alps accidents were incurred by hikers."

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"Between 2007 and 2016, the total estimated number of individuals with hiking injuries presenting to U.S. emergency departments was 111,999."

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"Fatalities from hiking-related accidents have decreased by 63.5% since 1990, while non-fatal injuries have increased by 54.5%."

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"In New Zealand, in 2018, 31% of search and rescue incidents involved hikers and trampers."

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"Hiking accidents account for more than one-third of all adventure tourism accidents in Nepal."

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"Over 47% of hiker-related fatalities and injuries in the Pyrenees between 2003 and 2013 were caused by falls."

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