Sharks vs. Hunting Accidents

Shark Attack Fatalities Compared to Hunting Incident Fatalities in the U.S. and Canada: 2000-2007

YearNumber of Hunting IncidentsNumber of Hunting FatalitiesNumber of Shark AttacksNumber of Shark Attack Fatalities
TOTALS4,4954413497
200092691531
200180079503
200285089470
200358453401
200444542301
200540541401
200624627390
200723919500

Fatality Rate:
Shark Attacks = 2.0%
Hunting Incidents = 9.8%

Source of hunting incident data:International Hunter Education Association.

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, August 12, 2008.