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A Comparison of Shark Attack and Bicycle-Related Fatalities 1990-2009
Year U.S.
Bicycle
Fatalities1
U.S.
Shark Attack
Fatalities
Florida
Bicycle
Injuries2
Florida
Bicycle
Fatalities2
Florida
Shark Attack
Non-Fatalities
Florida
Shark Attack
Fatalities
1990 853 0 8,117 139 10 0
1991 841 1 7,984 118 12 0
1992 722 2 6,789 106 11 0
1993 814 1 8,089 120 10 0
1994 802 0 6,957 123 23 0
1995 833 0 6,757 137 29 0
1996 765 0 6,412 105 13 0
1997 814 0 5,717 114 25 0
1998 760 1 5,137 97 21 1
1999 754 0 4,766 117 26 0
2000 693 1 4,618 83 37 1
2001 732 3 4,476 107 34 1
2002 665 0 4,970 108 29 0
2003 629 1 4,991 95 29 0
2004 727 2 4,820 119 12 0
2005 786 1 4,515 119 17 1
2006 772 0 4,266 126 20 0
2007 701 0 4,347 121 31 0
2008 718 1 4,428 118 28 0
2009 630 1 4,425 100 18 0

TOTALS 15,011 14 112,581 2,272 435 4
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Source of bicycle injuries and fatalities data:
1NHTSA Fatality Analysis Reporting System
2Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
 
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, February 10, 2011.


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