Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates.
The following statistics are the latest available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign and the National Safety Council.
Where and When
Most infants under the age of 1 drown in bathtubs. Other drownings in this age group tend to occur in toilets and buckets.
Most childhood drownings in pools occur in the child's home pool. About one-third of these drownings occur in pools at the homes of friends, neighbors, or relatives.
Most drownings and near-drownings occur during late spring and summer (May through August).
More fatal drownings occur in the South and West.
More fatal drownings occur in rural areas than suburban or urban areas.