Sharks vs. Bears

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

 Number of Brown Bear Attack FatalitiesNumber of Black Bear Attack FatalitiesNumber of Polar Bear Attack FatalitiesNumber of Shark Attack Fatalities
Total84781137

Sources of fatal bear attack statistics: “Fatal Attacks by American Black Bear on People: 1900-2009” by Stephen Herrero, Andrew Higgins, James E. Cardoza, Laura I. Hajduk & Tom S. Smith; published in the April, 2011 issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_bear_attacks_in_North_America

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, May 13, 2014.