- In 2002, an estimated 3,000 reported structure or vehicle fires were started by fireworks. These resulted in no deaths, 60 injuries and $29 million in direct property damage.
- In 2003, 9,300 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries. Burns were the leading type of fireworks injury (63 percent). Contusions and lacerations were second (18 percent), and were equal in share to burns when the injury was to any part of the head or face, including the eye. Hands or fingers were the part of the body injured in 26 percent of the incidents. In 20 percent of the cases, the eye was involved, and other parts of the face or head accounted for 17 percent of the injuries.
- Pre-teens and teenagers face the highest risk of fireworks injuries. In 2003, 60 percent of people injured by fireworks were under the age of 20, with 45 percent of the injuries incurred by those under age 15. The highest injury rate relative to population was for ages 5 to 9, with 8.9 times the risk for the entire population.
- Males accounted for nearly three-fourths (72 percent) of fireworks injuries.
- From 1997 to 2001, an annual average of eight people were killed in fires started by fireworks. An annual average of seven people were killed directly by fireworks.
- In 2002, fires started by fireworks caused $26 million in direct property damage to structures. Fireworks-related fires have caused roughly $20 million in property loss to structures per year in inflation-adjusted dollars in the past decade.
- Based on the amount of time and quantities in use, fireworks pose a higher risk of fire death than any other consumer product. Although cigarettes are the leading cause of fire death, the risk that someone will die from fire when fireworks are being used is three times the corresponding risk than when cigarettes are burning.
- On Independence Day in a typical year, fireworks cause more outdoor fires in the United States than all other causes of outdoor fire combined.
- The state of Arizona has banned the use of fireworks by consumers.