A quick glance at the 2006 statistics shows experienced climbers having roughly double the number of accidents as inexperienced. We can shoot lots of holes in the reporting methods but this certainly means something.
I have ready access to absolutely no accident statistics... but I can recall 7 fatalities at the Gunks. 6 of them occured to "experienced" climbers. One noob. And even in this latest case, if DJP's overseer organizion (AMC or the equivalent) had approved her partner(s), then all 7 fatalities are associated with "experienced" climbers.
If I add in the other climbers who died elsewhere in NY, the numbers stack even more toward "experienced" climbers dying.
Let's talk about hang gliding accidents instead, OK?