Shark Attacks vs. Attacks on Homeless

Attacks on Homeless and Fatalities Compared to Shark Attacks and Fatalities: 2004-2009

StateNumber of Attacks on HomelessNumber of Homeless Attack FatalitiesNumber of Shark AttacksNumber of Shark Attack Fatalities

Alabama 6 0 1 0
California 100 27 17 2
Georgia 5 1 1 0
Florida 138 23 104 1
Hawaii 3 0 20 1
North Carolina 14 1 9 0
South Carolina 7 1 15 0
Texas 44 8 9 0

TOTALS 317 61 176 4

Fatality Rate:
Violence on homeless incidents = 19.0%
Shark attacks = 2.1%

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, August 27, 2010.

Source of violence on homeless data: National Coaliton for the Homeless 

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