Shark vs. Dog Attack Fatalities

A Comparison of Shark Attack Fatalities with Dog Attack Fatalities in the U.S.: 2001-2010

YearNumber of Dog
Attack Fatalities
Number of Shark
Attack Fatalities

2001 23 3
2002 15 0
2003 25 1
2004 22 2
2005 28 1
2006 31 0
2007 31 0
2008 23 1
2009 32 0
2010 33 2
2011 31 0
2012 38 1
2013 32 0

Total 364 11

Source of fatal dog attack statistics: National Canine Research Foundation www.dogbitelaw.com and www.dogsbite.org 

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, June 9, 2014. 

© International Shark Attack File
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida