The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes annual reports on submersion incidents. Some of the findings found in the 2012 report are as follows:
- Nearly 300 children under the age of 5 drown in swimming pools and spas yearly. This represents 75% of the 390 fatalities reported for children under the age of 5.
- 67% of reported fatalities and 66% of reported injuries for children of the ages 1-3 were from pools and spas.
- Over 4,100 children younger than 5 years old suffer submersion injuries that require emergency room treatment. About half of them are seriously injured and admitted to the hospital for further treatment.
- A majority of drownings and submersion injuries involving victims younger than 5 happen in pools owned by the family, friends, and relatives.
- The majority of estimated emergency department-treated submersion injuries and fatalities were associated with pools.
- 10% of the total fatalities for children under the age of 15 were the result of portable pools.