According to dropzone.com, the US saw 34 skydiving fatalities in 2008. DZ.com lists an additional 30 fatalities from the rest of the world.
i don't know the answer to that but the statistics for the whole globe is 1:100,000 skydivers per year
No- if it did, people would not skydive. Skydiving is enjoyed by many people, can be a lot of fun, and usually ends in a safe landing.
The true answer is many people "plays skydiving". One of the great aspects of the sport is that people of all social classes and backgrounds participate. The only people who do not "play skydiving" are those who are younger than 16 (in the UK) or those who have a medical condition.
Tornadoes in the Midwest killed 41 people in 2008.
There were no killer tornadoes in Texas in 2008.
We will never know...
Too many 75%