We tend to believe that accidents kill more people than disease.
And the number of homicides outnumber suicides.
We also believe that places are more dangerous than they really are.
Driving is likely the most dangerous activity we do on a regular basis and yet we don’t think twice about jumping in and going.
The most dangerous creatures on Earth are not bears and sharks but mosquitoes.
Our perceptions of risks are not the same as reality. We tend to doubt the data before we doubt ourselves.