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So we know that all four Jurassic movies take place in the same world.

We also know that the theme parks both exist on the same island, but that The Lost World was on a different one.

Of course, it is relatively easy to see that the park had a bloody history - there were numerous deaths and injuries at Jurassic Park, and the related animals caused havoc among other groups.

That said, has this number been quantified? Is there any indication how many people have actually been killed or injured across the Jurassic Park/World franchise?

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    "I think the important thing is that although tragedies occurred at the first two parks, Jurassic World 2's safety procedures are second to none and we're now the first park in history to be guaranteed 100% mistak-free."
    – Valorum
    Jul 14, 2016 at 18:13
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    till life finds a way!
    – Himarm
    Jul 14, 2016 at 18:19
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    "Welcome to Itchy and Scratchy Land, where nothing could possibli go wrong. Uh, possibly go wrong. Huh, that's the first thing that's ever gone wrong." Jul 14, 2016 at 19:22
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    @Valorum - Was the typo in "mistake" intentional? (If so, kudos: because a mistake in the spelling of "mistake-free" is awesome.)
    – Ghotir
    Jul 14, 2016 at 20:59
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    @Ghotir - That's the first mistake that's ever happened at Jurassic World 2.
    – Valorum
    Jul 14, 2016 at 21:04

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Body Count = 75(ish) depending on how you choose to count the boat crews.

Jurassic Park
Surprisingly non-bloody. There were only a few guests and most of the park's staff had already left. In the film, the death count was a measly 5. If you're a book fan, you can add an extra 1, with John Hammond getting et.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
A bit more exciting, largely due to the presence of a clueless (and apparently delicious) mercenary army. When most of them got splattered, it brought the number up to a gore-friendly 17.

Jurassic Park III
Truly disappointing in every way, including bodycount (7). Everyone knows it's supposed to go up, not down.

Jurassic World
Doesn't disappoint. The increased budget seems to have inspired them to kill a lot more extras, resulting in a total death-count of 22.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Bloodier than its predecessor. The body-count continues to climb and this installment sees another 24 dead, largely due to a scrumptious auction crowd.

Jurassic World: Dominion
A colossal 42, if you include the 37 people killed off screen in "dino attacks this year". If you're only looking at on-screen deaths, the answer is that only 5 people die in this film, putting it in joint first place as 'least deadly' of the series.


How Dangerous is Jurassic Park/World?

If we take Disneyland as a comparable attraction, in its 50+ year history, the total number of directly attributable guest deaths is less than 10, including the resort's hotels and car parks. During that period, some 100,000,000 have visited the park and its environs, indicating a chance of dying during a visit to be around 0.00001%

Jurassic World was open for 10 years and has an average of 25000 visitors per day. Based on the number of guest deaths seen (22), the average chance of dying during a visit is around 0.000001%, making Jurassic World safer than Disneyland.

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    @Skooba - Yes, I've been through the "all the deaths" youtube video and recounted. I've also discounted any dino deaths and any deaths that aren't seen (or heard) on screen, however I've added a few for the boat crews since they were almost certainly 3-5 people, not one.
    – Valorum
    Jul 14, 2016 at 18:50
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    @dvk-in-exile - Et is the past participle of eat. He was eaten, he got et. dictionary.com/browse/et
    – Valorum
    Jul 15, 2016 at 8:06
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    fwiw - Malcolm died in the first book as well, only to be brought back in the second book
    – NKCampbell
    Mar 29, 2018 at 20:26
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    @NKCampbell - I presume he was merely pretending to be dead to get sympathy
    – Valorum
    Mar 29, 2018 at 20:30
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    25000 visitors a day seems awfully high. But even taking that number, that gives 91 million visitors over 10 years, which is very comparable to the total for Disneyland. Given that 22 people (at least) died in Jurassic World as compared to 10 for Disneyland, this makes Jurassic World at least twice as dangerous. Jan 10, 2021 at 15:44

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