Sharks vs. BearsA 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 Alaska||49||0|
|Lower 48 States||14||30|
Source 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.
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, May 13, 2014.