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Statistics of the Year 2017

Phones, lawn mowers and how Kim Kardashian helped the public understanding of risk.

How many active phone lines are there in the world? How many people die from lawn mowers on average each year in the US? How does this compare to terrorism deaths? Plus, is England densely populated compared to the rest of the world? We speak to Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter about the winners of the Royal Statistical Society’s competition to find numbers reported in the news that surprise us.

Presenter: Ruth Alexander
Producers: Charlotte McDonald and Lizzy McNeill

(Photo: US reality TV star Kim Kardashian looks at her iPhone. Credit: Karen Minasyan/Getty Images.)

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