[Infographic] The Crazy Statistics of Fireworks and the 4th of July

[Infographic] The Crazy Statistics of Fireworks and the 4th of July

Stay Safe this July 4th by Avoiding these Injury Trends

By Gavin Chance

Don’t become a statisticstay safe this July 4th! Even in a year when the number of large fireworks shows will be significantly reduced from what we're used to, fireworks usage is already making the news, as noted in this BBC article. 

In an effort to help you prepare for this holiday and avoid the most common accidents, we’re sharing our research covering five years of fireworks injury data. Here's what we found:

  • 72% of fireworks accidents occur at home
  • Men are twice as likely to become injured as women
  • 27.9% of injuries happen to children, ages 0-10 years old

Click-to-Tweet: Did you know? 72% of fireworks accidents occur at home, 11.75% occur in public, and 11% at a sporting event.

Interested in learning more, such as the most common diagnoses and where most injuries occur? Check out our infographic, below.

Feel free to download, share, and put these suggestions into practice this summer.

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Infographic on fireworks statistics in the last 5 years

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If you're interested in some safer ways to celebrate July 4th this year, check out the suggestions provided by The New York Times. If you'd like to uncover trends hidden in your data, just waiting to be discovered, then schedule a discovery call with one of our experts today. 

Infographic by Gavin Chance, GIS Manager for Stratasan

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