The folks at floridapanhandle.com have just revamped and updated their interactive Shark Attack Statistics webpage.
According to David Angotti, founder of FloridaPanhandle.com:
“What started out as a fun research project quickly became a passion project! During our research, we learned that in a typical year less than ten humans are killed by sharks. Contrast that with the astronomical figure of 100 million sharks killed by humans. We believe that this educational shark attack statistics interactive will help the general public realize that shark attacks are incredibly rare and normally survivable. Based on the data, we should not fear the sharks – rather, we should protect them.”
Angotti noted that if you look at the aggregated data, it’s quickly apparent that the chances of being attacked by a shark are nearly zero:
“For people that live in the United States, you are approximately 50 times more likely to die by a lightning strike and ten times more likely to die by a firework accident compared to a shark attack.”
Check out the interactive shark attack map, statistics and survival guides here.