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Shark Attacks




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


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