Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2005

Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2005

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State Number of accidents Number of persons
Total Fatal Nonfatal injury Property damage Killed Injured
Alabama 69 15 32 22 16 51
Alaska 54 14 14 26 20 27
Arizona 194 5 124 65 5 157
Arkansas 68 12 29 27 13 50
California 630 55 303 272 58 423
Colorado 45 10 27 8 11 28
Connecticut 49 5 19 25 5 24
Delaware 18 1 4 13 1 4
District of Columbia 1 0 0 1 0 0
Florida 603 67 278 258 78 351
Georgia 111 13 63 35 16 75
Hawaii 10 5 0 5 5 0
Idaho 54 5 34 15 6 48
Illinois 101 16 57 28 16 91
Indiana 41 3 22 16 4 25
Iowa 53 8 32 13 9 46
Kansas 24 4 13 7 4 16
Kentucky 58 14 34 10 20 46
Louisiana 126 33 60 33 35 98
Maine 46 13 21 12 16 27
Maryland 183 14 96 73 15 125
Massachusetts 45 8 21 16 9 34
Michigan 161 26 90 45 28 121
Minnesota 114 21 62 31 24 85
Mississippi 23 6 13 4 6 20
Missouri 202 22 100 80 24 134
Montana 12 5 4 3 7 6
Nebraska 28 2 19 7 2 24
Nevada 93 5 51 37 5 71
New Hampshire 45 1 35 9 1 38
New Jersey 100 4 47 49 4 50
New Mexico 31 5 20 6 5 25
New York 190 15 96 79 15 138
North Carolina 164 16 95 53 17 126
North Dakota 9 0 5 4 0 9
Ohio 132 11 72 49 12 102
Oklahoma 62 10 35 17 13 56
Oregon 51 14 9 28 15 14
Pennsylvania 61 9 35 17 12 50
Rhode Island 38 0 8 30 0 14
South Carolina 83 12 54 17 13 71
South Dakota 18 2 10 6 2 12
Tennessee 114 10 81 23 10 101
Texas 144 30 71 43 32 91
Utah 79 9 48 22 9 56
Vermont 2 0 0 2 0 0
Virginia 127 12 66 49 14 88
Washington 128 24 52 52 25 82
West Virginia 14 6 5 3 6 12
Wisconsin 127 17 63 47 20 91
Wyoming 10 2 7 1 3 11
U.S. total (excluding territories) 4,953 622 2,536 1,795 693 3,444
U.S. total (including territories)1 4,969 626 2,542 1,801 697 3,451

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

NOTES: An accident is listed under one category only, with fatal being the highest priority, followed by nonfatal injury, followed by property damage. For example, if two vessels are in an accident resulting in a fatality and a nonfatal injury, the accident is counted as a fatal accident involving two vessels.

Data in this table do not include: 1) accidents involving only slight injury not requiring medical treatment beyond first-aid; 2) accidents involving property damage of less than $2,000; 3) accidents not caused or contributed to by a vessel, its equipment, or its appendages; 4) accidents where a person died or was injured from natural causes while aboard a vessel; 5) accidents in which the boat was used solely as a platform for other activities, such as swimming or skin diving. Such cases are not included because the victims freely left the safety of a boat. However, the data do include accidents involving people in the water who are struck by their boat or another boat; and 6) accidents involving damage, injury, or death on a docked or moored boat resulting from storms, unusual tidal, sea, or swell conditions, or when a vessel got underway in those conditions in an attempt to rescue persons put in peril.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics, 2005, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2005.pdf as of Oct. 6, 2006.