Figure 5-1 - Alcohol Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidents, 2002-2006

Figure 5-1 - Alcohol Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidents, 2002-2006

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  Accidents Fatalities
2002 357 145
2003 362 129
2004 331 124
2005 402 157
2006 403 148

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics, 2006; available at: http://www.uscgboating.org as of Mar. 24, 2008.

  • Alcohol use reported as a cause of the accident implies that the use of alcohol by a boat's occupants was a cause of the accident.
  • In 2006, alcohol use was either a direct or indirect contributing factor in approximately 20% of fatalities.