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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 1998-2013 1,379 265 7 0
California 1998-2013 9,880 765 46 5
Georgia 1998-2013 2,175 232 6 0
Florida 1998-2013 12,812 978 379 5
Hawaii 1998-2013 255 49 73 2
North Carolina 1998-2013 2,548 433 35 1
Oregon 1998-2013 1,103 227 12 0
South Carolina 1998-2013 1,727 302 47 0
Texas 1998-2013 3,014 665 20 0

TOTALS   34,893 3,916 618 13
Number per Year (average)   258 29 4.6 0.10


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

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


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