Florida Museum of Natural History
Sharks
  HOME COLLECTION EDUCATION IMAGE GALLERY SOUTH FLORIDA ORGANIZATIONS MEETINGS STAFF
  SHARK FRESHWATER
RESEARCH
BIOLOGICAL
PROFILES
JUST FOR KIDS SITE LINKS FLMNH

Shark Attacks




A Comparison of Florida Boating Fatalities
and Shark Attack Fatalities: 2002-2010
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 20 0
2007 668 77 31 0
2008 657 54 28 0
2009 620 65 19 0
2010 608 69 13 1

TOTALS 6,797 598 198 2


FATALITY RATE: FLORIDA BOATING ACCIDENTS = 8.8% FLORIDA SHARK ATTACKS = 1.0%


Source of Florida boating data: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
 
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, August 2011


© International Shark Attack File
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida