Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2004

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2004

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State Total number of accidents Accidents involving alcohol
Total number of accidents Percent of state total Persons killed Persons injured
Alabama 70 10 14.3 9 9
Alaska 52 6 11.5 5 4
Arizona 174 43 24.7 5 33
Arkansas 55 5 9.1 1 6
California 603 37 6.1 27 53
Colorado 38 4 10.5 2 1
Connecticut 58 5 8.6 0 5
Delaware 16 2 12.5 0 1
District of Columbia 3 2 66.7 1 0
Florida 713 37 5.2 14 34
Georgia 118 12 10.2 6 9
Hawaii 8 0 0.0 0 0
Idaho 70 26 37.1 6 25
Illinois 72 20 27.8 12 15
Indiana 51 10 19.6 3 4
Iowa 32 10 31.3 2 16
Kansas 36 7 19.4 0 6
Kentucky 46 3 6.5 1 2
Louisiana 156 18 11.5 8 11
Maine 41 7 17.1 3 8
Maryland 178 12 6.7 8 8
Massachusetts 55 4 7.3 1 7
Michigan 143 31 21.7 14 18
Minnesota 88 17 19.3 5 17
Mississippi 35 3 8.6 1 3
Missouri 172 41 23.8 4 34
Montana 12 3 25.0 3 1
Nebraska 36 8 22.2 4 5
Nevada 65 12 18.5 3 13
New Hampshire 35 2 5.7 0 2
New Jersey 124 4 3.2 2 1
New Mexico 21 2 9.5 0 1
New York 178 16 9.0 5 13
North Carolina 140 20 14.3 7 21
North Dakota 7 0 0.0 0 0
Ohio 105 9 8.6 3 5
Oklahoma 55 16 29.1 8 27
Oregon 50 3 6.0 1 2
Pennsylvania 58 3 5.2 2 3
Rhode Island 41 2 4.9 1 1
South Carolina 83 5 6.0 2 3
South Dakota 8 3 37.5 2 1
Tennessee 173 19 11.0 12 12
Texas 159 13 8.2 4 17
Utah 56 2 3.6 1 1
Vermont 5 2 40.0 0 0
Virginia 136 19 14.0 6 11
Washington 134 26 19.4 8 24
West Virginia 9 0 0.0 0 0
Wisconsin 107 19 17.8 9 15
Wyoming 3 1 33.3 0 12
U.S. total (excluding territories) 4,883 581 11.9 221 520
U.S. total (including territories)1 4,904 582 11.9 222 520

1 Includes accidents in Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and those occurring offshore.

NOTE: 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 2004, Washington, DC: 2005, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2004.pdf as of Oct.12, 2005.