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Boating Accidents and Fatalities Compared to Shark Attacks and Fatalities
State Period Number of
Boating
Accidents
Number of
Boating
Fatalities
Number of
Shark
Attacks
Number of
Shark Attack
Fatalities
Alabama 1998-2010 1,173 225 4 0
California 1998-2010 8,690 647 37 4
Georgia 1998-2010 1,876 192 5 0
Florida 1998-2010 10,780 823 317 5
Hawaii 1998-2010 196 34 47 1
North Carolina 1998-2010 2,120 370 28 1
Oregon 1998-2010 908 188 8 0
South Carolina 1998-2010 1,422 246 34 0
Texas 1998-2010 2,509 571 17 0

TOTALS   29,674 3,296 497 11
Number per Year (average)   2,283 254 38.2 0.8


 
Source of boating accident data: U.S. Coast Guard.

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, August 2011.


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