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Shark Attacks




Attacks on Homeless and Fatalities
Compared to Shark Attacks and Fatalities
State Period Number of
Attacks on
Homeless
Number of
Homeless Attack
Fatalities
Number of
Shark
Attacks
Number of
Shark Attack
Fatalities
Alabama 2004-2009 6 0 1 0
California 2004-2009 100 27 17 2
Georgia 2004-2009 5 1 1 0
Florida 2004-2009 138 23 104 1
Hawaii 2004-2009 3 0 20 1
North Carolina 2004-2009 14 1 9 0
South Carolina 2004-2009 7 1 15 0
Texas 2004-2009 44 8 9 0

TOTALS   317 61 176 4


Fatality Rate: Violence on homeless incidents = 19.0% Shark attacks = 2.1%


 
Source of violence on homeless data: National Coaliton for the Homeless

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, August 27, 2010.


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