Danger means peril or the exposure to harm, loss, pain, or other negative result. The term signifies circumstances or surroundings that compromise the security or existence of a person or thing. It can be an instance or cause of peril.
An obsolete power that is used to harm may also be referred to as danger. Apart from the past or present, the term can include future situations, that is, threats or risks having a high probability of realization. Danger increases the risk of safety.
The following is an example of a state statute (Kentucky) defining the term:
According to KRS § 194A.700, ‘danger’ means physical harm or threat of physical harm to one's self or others.