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Shark Attacks



Shark Attack Fatalities Compared to Hunting Incident Fatalities
in the U.S. and Canada: 2000-2007

Year Number of
Hunting
Incidents
Number of
Hunting
Fatalities
Number of
Shark
Attacks
Number of
Shark Attack
Fatalities
2000 926 91 53 1
2001 800 79 50 3
2002 850 89 47 0
2003 584 53 40 1
2004 445 42 30 1
2005 405 41 40 1
2006 246 27 39 0
2007 239 19 50 0

TOTALS 4,495 441 349 7


FATALITY RATE: HUNTING INCIDENTS = 9.8% SHARK ATTACKS = 2.0%


Source of hunting incident data: International Hunter Education Association.
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, August 12, 2008.


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