St John Ambulance statistics

Key Statistics

  • Fewer than one in 10 people have the skills to save a life
    [St John Ambulance Census Feb 2014*]
  • Our research says less than one in five of us (18%) knows even basic first aid
    [Helpless stats (research from 2012)]
  • Two people in five (41%) of people say it would take something as severe as the death of a loved one for them to learn first aid
    [Helpless stats (research from 2012)]
  • 97% of people feel it is important to know first aid, yet half do not have the confidence in their skills to save a life
    [St John Ambulance Census Feb 2014]
  • Almost one in four people too scared of harming victim to learn first aid
    [St John Ambulance Census Feb 2014]
  • One in two parents feel helpless in an emergency situation
    [St John Ambulance Census Feb 2014]
  • 62% of parents say knowing first aid skills would make them feel more prepared for parenthood
  • Only 38% of households have a first aid kit at home. Of those, only 8% check the kit.
    [St John Ambulance Census Feb 2014]


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