Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The True Odds of Airborne Terror Chart


After the  most recent bomb attempt there has been a lot of noise about airplane security again but what's the actual risk of an airplane attack? Here's the definitive chart from fivethirtyeight:




As you can see, the chances are very slim. As slim as the chances of the new security rules having any real effect in preventing any new attacks, sadly.


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