Special Report

States Where You’re Most Likely to be Killed by an Animal or a Bug

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30. Iowa
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 42
> Population (2020): 3,174,426
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 75,582

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29. New Mexico
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 44
> Population (2020): 2,109,093
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 47,934

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28. Idaho
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 45
> Population (2020): 1,896,652
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 42,148

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27. Oregon
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 47
> Population (2020): 4,325,290
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 92,027

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26. West Virginia
> Fatal attacks (2000-2022): 58
> Population (2020): 1,755,715
> Odds of being killed by an animal: 1 in 30,271

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