U.S. overall fire death rate trend
The overall 10-year fire death rate trend decreased 21.6 percent from 2006 to 2015. The table and chart below show the decline in the fire death rate trend.
Fire death rates per million population (2006-2015)
State fire death rates and relative risk
Overall, people living in 20 states and the District of Columbia had a higher risk of dying in a fire in 2015 than the U.S. general population. The District of Columbia with a relative risk of 2.7, lead the group followed by Arkansas (2.3), Mississippi (2.2) and Alabama (2.1). People living in California, Nevada and Utah were 50 percent less likely to die in a fire than the general population.