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Fire death rates by state

Report: NFPA's "U.S. Fire Death Rates by State"
Author: Marty Ahrens
Issued: September 2019


Report highlights

  • Fire death rates vary considerably by state, with 2013-2017 average deaths rates per million population ranging from a low of 4.6 to a high of 23.5. The US average was 9.9.
  • Nine of the ten states with the highest overall fire death rates in 2013-2017 were in the South.
  • All but three states had fewer fire deaths in 2013-2017 than in 1981-1985. All states had lower fire death rates in 2013 -2017 than in 1981-1985.

Use the “Compare Fire Death Rates by State” tool below to summarize the information for up to three states or to compare data with the whole US and one or two selected states.