Statistics About The Most Dangerous Extreme Sports

Extreme sports such as BASE jumping, big wave surfing, and wingsuit flying have high fatality rates, with an estimated 1 in every 60 BASE jumps resulting in a fatality and an average of 1 in every 3,640 surfers dying in big wave accidents each year.

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"Base jumping holds the highest fatality rate among all extreme sports, with 1 death per 60 participants."

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"The annual injury rate in street-luge is approximately 1000 per 1000 participants."

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"11,239 injuries associated with skateboarding were treated in 2012 alone in U.S."

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"In the U.S, between 2000-2011, there were 40 recorded deaths due to snowboarding."

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"Studies reveal that there is one death among every 2,317 parachute jumps."

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"A survey reported by British Journal shows that 1 in 75,000 hang glider flights result in fatalities."

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"Mountain biking accounts for 27% of all outdoor recreation-related emergency department visits."

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"In a survey, bungee jumping had the lowest injury rate, at 0.2 per 1000 jumps."

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"Approximately 16.2% of all scuba divers will experience a diving-related injury."

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"In climbing, men were found to get injured noticeably more often than women (72% vs. 28%)."

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"Almost half of all injuries from extreme sports are due to skateboarding accidents."

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"An investigation found that there were 950 injuries over the 12-year course of the Wingsuit Flying World Championships."

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"75% of mountain climbing accidents and deaths are due to falling, rockfall, or icefall."

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"Roughly 49% of all injuries sustained in extreme sports occur in people aged 10 to 19."

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"Between 2000 and 2011, there were an estimated 4 million injuries from extreme sports."

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"Most injured extreme sports participants (80%) are admitted to the hospital during the winter months."

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