People always wonder just how safe paintball is. Well, according to a study by the National Injury Information Clearinghouse of
the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, it's safer than bowling. The 2001 study reports that per 1000 participants there are only 0.24 while bowling accounts for 0.47 injuries. The most dangerous sport? Water skiing has 260.84 injuries per 1000 participants.
While this study is from 2001, the numbers should still hold true today as the injuries are per 1000 participants and not by total number of injuries. Current figures are unavailable as the CPSC now combines paintball statistics with all shooting sports. Read the whole list.