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
2009317
2010333
20113213
2012357
20133210
2014403
2015376
2016314
2017405
2018384
Total34965

Source of fatal dog attack statistics: National Canine Research Foundation and National Canine Research Council

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, 2021.