Sharks vs. Tornado Fatalities

A Comparison of Florida Tornado and Shark Attack Fatalities: 1985-2010

YearNumber of Florida TornadoesNumber of Florida Tornado FatalitiesNumber of Florida Shark AttacksNumber of Florida Shark Attack Fatalities
TOTALS1,6021254846
198536240
198653030
198745160
1988475151
198972390
1990570100
1991560120
1992604110
19936530100
1994520230
1995933290
1996703130
19971160250
199811542211
1999610260
2000780371
2001732341
2002440290
2003451290
20041077120
2005560171
2006420200
20074921310
2008551280
2009360180
2010190121

Fatality Rate:
Tornados = 8%
Shark Attacks = 1%

Source of Tornado data: disastercenter.com (current up to Oct 31, 2010) and Storm Data at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, February 10. 2011.