Worldwide Unprovoked Shark Attacks and Rate of Fatality

1900-Present

Use these data with caution, remembering that scientific and media coverage of shark attack during the early part of this century was far less inclusive than that today. The apparent drop in number of attacks in the 1970's and 1980's is in part reflective of the largely inactive state of the ISAF during those decades. The ISAF welcomes unsolicited documentation of attacks from this time period.

Last updated: March 21, 2014


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