Number of deaths due to fire and smoke in U.S. 1920-2018

This statistic shows the timeline of the number of unintentional-injury-related deaths due to fire, flames, or smoke, in United States from 1920 to 2018. The highest number of fire, flames or smoke-related deaths was 9,300 in 1920.

Number of deaths due to fire, flames, or smoke, in the United States from 1920 to 2018

Number of deaths
20182,972
20172,812
20162,730
20152,646
20142,701
20132,760
20122,464
20112,746
2010 2,782
2009 2,756
2008 2,912
2007 3,286
2006 3,109
2005 3,197
2004 3,229
2003 3,369
2002 3,159
2001 3,309
2000 3,377
1995 3,761
1990 4,175
1985 4,938
1980 5,822
1975 6,071
1970 6,718
1965 7,347
1960 7,645
1955 6,352
1950 6,405
1945 7,949
1940 7,521
1935 7,253
1930 8,100
1925 8,600
1920 9,300
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Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1920 to 2018

Supplementary notes

"Fire, flames, or smoke include burns by fire and deaths resulting from conflagration regardless of nature of injury."

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