There is one drowning of a child for every 11,000 residential pools in the United States. Meaning in a country with over 6 million pools, roughly 550 children under the age of ten drown each year.
Meanwhile, there is one child killed by a gun for every one million+ guns. So, in a country with over 200 million guns, roughly 175 children under the age of ten die from guns.
In conclusion, likelihood of death by pool is 1 in 11,000 versus by gun 1 in a million+.
Yet, more parents feel comfortable with their children staying over at a friend’s home where the parents own a pool rather than a gun.
* This blog is based off the book I am reading the the moment Freakonomics.