Sharks vs. Dogs

A Comparison of Shark Attack Fatalities with Dog Attack Fatalities in the U.S.: 2001-2010

YearNumber of Dog Attack FatalitiesNumber of Shark Attack Fatalities
Total36411
2001233
2002150
2003251
2004222
2005281
2006310
2007310
2008231
2009320
2010332
2011310
2012381
2013320

Source of fatal dog attack statistics: National Canine Research Foundation and www.dogsbite.org

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, June 9, 2014.