Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2006

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2006

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State Total number of accidents Accidents with alcohol as a contributing factor
Total number of accidents Percent of state total Persons killed
Alabama 87 13 14.9 7
Alaska 48 6 12.5 5
Arizona 209 10 4.8 1
Arkansas 55 6 10.9 1
California 569 26 4.6 7
Colorado 44 3 6.8 3
Connecticut 42 1 2.4 0
Delaware 9 1 11.1 0
District of Columbia 1 0 0.0 0
Florida 633 28 4.4 11
Georgia 149 9 6.0 4
Hawaii 4 0 0.0 0
Idaho 74 11 14.9 4
Illinois 70 13 18.6 7
Indiana 51 2 3.9 0
Iowa 40 10 25.0 3
Kansas 39 1 2.6 1
Kentucky 65 10 15.4 5
Louisiana 119 10 8.4 2
Maine 56 0 0.0 0
Maryland 138 10 7.2 3
Massachusetts 46 1 2.2 1
Michigan 185 13 7.0 0
Minnesota 113 16 14.2 3
Mississippi 31 4 12.9 2
Missouri 175 21 12.0 8
Montana 16 3 18.8 1
Nebraska 33 3 9.1 3
Nevada 82 6 7.3 2
New Hampshire 79 6 7.6 0
New Jersey 84 6 7.1 4
New Mexico 34 1 2.9 0
New York 152 24 15.8 4
North Carolina 175 16 9.1 5
North Dakota 7 0 0.0 0
Ohio 111 17 15.3 5
Oklahoma 71 4 5.6 2
Oregon 47 0 0.0 0
Pennsylvania 56 8 14.3 11
Rhode Island 37 0 0.0 0
South Carolina 93 4 4.3 1
South Dakota 16 5 31.3 2
Tennessee 149 13 8.7 5
Texas 195 16 8.2 7
Utah 85 1 1.2 0
Vermont 1 0 0.0 0
Virginia 137 8 5.8 1
Washington 96 23 24.0 9
West Virginia 21 2 9.5 2
Wisconsin 99 9 9.1 4
Wyoming 19 3 15.8 2
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,947 403 8.1 148
United States, total (including territories)1 4,967 403 8.1 148

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

NOTE: Data for 2006 is based on alcohol use by a boat's occupants resulting directly or indirectly in an accident. Data in previous editions of this publication were based on accidents when there was evidence or reasonable likelihood that alcohol was consumed by a boat's occupants.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2006, Washington, DC: 2007, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2006.pdf as of Dec. 14, 2007.