Skydiving fatalities average 1 in 100,000 jumps.
Bungee jumping fatalities average 1 in 500,000 jumps.
To put that in perspective, the odds of being struck by lightning sometime in your lifetime are 1 in 10,000; that's 10 times greater then that chance of dying in a skydiving accident, and about 50 times greater than the chance of dying in a bungee jumping accident.
Although modern skydiving dates back to 18th century France, it was purely recreational. The first emergency use of a parachute from an airplane didn’t occur until 1922.