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Shark Attacks


A Comparison of Shark Attack Fatalities
with Bear Attack Fatalities in the U.S. and Canada: 1900-2009


Number of Bear Attack Fatalities Number of Shark Attack Fatalities
Canada and Alaska490
Lower 48 States1430

Total6330


Source of fatal bear attack statistics: The article “Fatal Attacks by American Black Bear on People: 1900-2009” by Stephen Herrero, Andrew Higgins, James E. Cardoza, Laura I. Hajduk & Tom S. Smith is published in the April, 2011 issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management.
 
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, May 13, 2014.


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