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Sharks vs. Florida Boating Fatalities

A Comparison of Florida Boating Fatalities and Shark Attack Fatalities: 2002-2013

YearFL Boating AccidentsFL Boating FatalitiesFL Shark AttacksFL Shark Attack Fatalities
TOTALS8,9797822612
20021,15952290
20031,00564290
200474368120
200566680171
200667169210
200766877310
200865754280
200962065190
201060869141
201174267110
201270455270
201373662230

Fatality Rate:
Florida Boating Accidents = 8.7%
Florida Shark Attacks = 0.77%

Source of Florida boating data: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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