Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2003

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2003

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State Total number of accidents Accidents involving alcohol
Total number of accidents Persons killed Persons injured
Alabama 83 10 5 15
Alaska 48 9 8 3
Arizona 188 13 2 11
Arkansas 50 4 2 6
California 797 44 25 25
Colorado 54 6 2 5
Connecticut 55 1 0 3
Delaware 5 0 0 0
District of Columbia 3 0 0 0
Florida 752 53 21 42
Georgia 141 20 5 17
Hawaii 3 0 0 0
Idaho 54 16 6 9
Illinois 82 20 10 18
Indiana 56 7 1 12
Iowa 25 5 0 8
Kansas 35 6 2 5
Kentucky 55 5 2 4
Louisiana 130 26 18 30
Maine 55 6 2 10
Maryland 146 19 3 18
Massachusetts 43 4 2 3
Michigan 218 28 12 19
Minnesota 106 14 6 13
Mississippi 41 4 1 5
Missouri 201 65 10 64
Montana 11 2 2 1
Nebraska 39 5 3 8
Nevada 89 16 3 19
New Hampshire 49 1 0 2
New Jersey 85 0 0 0
New Mexico 31 5 2 1
New York 224 24 9 16
North Carolina 144 24 6 26
North Dakota 10 3 2 3
Ohio 122 12 7 3
Oklahoma 72 19 4 23
Oregon 73 7 1 5
Pennsylvania 79 6 2 3
Rhode Island 30 6 3 4
South Carolina 108 11 3 10
South Dakota 24 2 1 0
Tennessee 155 14 5 12
Texas 198 10 6 5
Utah 58 1 0 4
Vermont 2 1 0 0
Virginia 115 20 4 13
Washington 126 25 7 17
West Virginia 14 1 0 2
Wisconsin 126 29 9 25
Wyoming 10 1 0 1
United States, total1 5,438 630 224 548

1 The U.S. total includes accidents in Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and those occurring offshore.

NOTES: Alcohol involvement in a boating accident includes any accident in which alcoholic beverages are consumed in the boat and the investigating official has determined that the operator was impaired or affected while operating the boat.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2003, Washington, DC: 2004, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2003.pdf as of Dec.1, 2004.