You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

The point of the quote is to focus people on sources of mortality society-wide, because this focus can guide public policy efforts at reducing death. (Thus, the number is not a product of the base rate fallacy.) In my opinion, too many people are still transfixed by terrorism despite the collapse of Al Qaeda over the last decade and the quite manageable—indeed, the quite well-managed—danger that terrorism presents our society today.

http://www.cato.org/blog/youre-eight-times-more-likely-be-killed-police-officer-terrorist

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