Shark Attacks vs. Rip Currents

Rip Current Rescues and Fatalities Compared to Shark Attacks and Fatalities

YearNumber of Rip Current RescuesNumber of Rip Current FatalitiesNumber of Shark AttacksNumber of Shark Attack Fatalities
TOTALS341,2943613798
200433,35444302
200524,08912371
200632,96128360
200740,81053500
200841,61034361
200937,43439290
201039,91572382
201132,68719310
201235,93522531
201322,49938471

Source of rip current data: United States Life Saving Association.

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