Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2005

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2005

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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 69 6 8.7 1 5
Alaska 54 9 16.7 5 5
Arizona 194 24 12.4 1 37
Arkansas 68 7 10.3 4 10
California 630 57 9.0 32 36
Colorado 45 4 8.9 1 2
Connecticut 49 5 10.2 1 4
Delaware 18 1 5.6 0 0
District of Columbia 1 0 0.0 0 0
Florida 603 48 8.0 18 39
Georgia 111 13 11.7 5 13
Hawaii 10 0 0.0 0 0
Idaho 54 9 16.7 4 6
Illinois 101 17 16.8 8 16
Indiana 41 5 12.2 0 3
Iowa 53 12 22.6 5 7
Kansas 24 4 16.7 1 2
Kentucky 58 9 15.5 8 6
Louisiana 126 19 15.1 8 19
Maine 46 8 17.4 5 4
Maryland 183 11 6.0 3 16
Massachusetts 45 7 15.6 6 6
Michigan 161 27 16.8 11 24
Minnesota 114 22 19.3 11 12
Mississippi 23 4 17.4 1 6
Missouri 202 48 23.8 14 51
Montana 12 1 8.3 1 0
Nebraska 28 3 10.7 1 1
Nevada 93 20 21.5 4 15
New Hampshire 45 2 4.4 0 3
New Jersey 100 7 7.0 0 6
New Mexico 31 3 9.7 2 2
New York 190 17 8.9 4 22
North Carolina 164 17 10.4 3 7
North Dakota 9 1 11.1 0 5
Ohio 132 16 12.1 6 14
Oklahoma 62 14 22.6 4 13
Oregon 51 4 7.8 3 0
Pennsylvania 61 6 9.8 6 4
Rhode Island 38 0 0.0 0 0
South Carolina 83 10 12.0 3 5
South Dakota 18 2 11.1 1 3
Tennessee 114 13 11.4 3 11
Texas 144 17 11.8 5 7
Utah 79 5 6.3 1 6
Vermont 2 0 0.0 0 0
Virginia 127 20 15.7 5 13
Washington 128 24 18.8 9 18
West Virginia 14 2 14.3 1 1
Wisconsin 127 14 11.0 5 16
Wyoming 10 2 20.0 2 1
U.S. total (excluding territories) 4,953 596 12.0 222 502
U.S. total (including territories)1 4,969 597 12.0 222 502

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 2005, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2005.pdf as of Oct.6, 2006.