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Important Statistics You Need to See

 

Home fires. U.S. fire departments respond to an average of one home fire every 86 seconds. Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 358,500 home structure fires per year. These fires caused 12,300 civilian injuries, 2,510 civilian deaths, and $6.7 billion in direct damage. 
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"Each year, the United States averages some 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,300 tornadoes and 2 Atlantic hurricanes, as well as widespread droughts and wildfires. Weather, water and climate events, cause an average of approximately 650 deaths and $15 billion in damage per year and are responsible for some 90 percent of all presidentially-declared disasters. About one-third of the U.S. economy – some $3 trillion – is sensitive to weather and climate. National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy." 

(Source: https://www.noaa.gov/weather)

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In the United States there are 4 million households are burglarized every year

(Source:  The National Crime Information Center)

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There are 7,000 violent crimes committed in America by juveniles using unsecured guns found in their homes. "Keeping a firearm unloaded and locked, with the ammunition stored in a locked location separate from the firearm, significantly decreases the risk of suicide and unintentional firearm injury and death involving both long guns and hand guns. These safe storage measures serve as a "protective effect" and assist in reducing youth suicide and unintentional injury in homes with children and teenagers where guns are stored." *   

(Source: (David C. Grossman et al., Gun Storage Practices and Risk of Youth Suicide and Unintentional Firearm Injuries, 293 JAMA 707, 711-13 (Feb. 2005)

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