Florida Boating vs. Shark Fatalities

A Comparison of Florida Boating Fatalities and Shark Attack Fatalities: 2002-2013

YearFL Boating AccidentsFL Boating FatalitiesFL Shark AttacksFL Shark Attack Fatalities

2002 1,159 52 29 0
2003 1,005 64 29 0
2004 743 68 12 0
2005 666 80 17 1
2006 671 69 21 0
2007 668 77 31 0
2008 657 54 28 0
2009 620 65 19 0
2010 608 69 14 1
2011 742 67 11 0
2012 704 55 27 0
2013 736 62 23 0

TOTALS 8,979 782 261 2

Fatality Rate:
Florida Boating Accidents = 8.7%
Florida Shark Attacks = 0.77%

 

Source of Florida boating data: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, May 2014

© International Shark Attack File
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