Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2007

Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2007

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State Number of accidents Number of persons
Total Fatal Nonfatal injury Property damage Killed Injured
Alabama 96 10 41 45 11 50
Alaska 48 11 8 29 17 24
Arizona 167 8 96 63 8 118
Arkansas 81 15 30 36 18 55
California 601 48 345 208 55 482
Colorado 54 7 34 13 7 41
Connecticut 61 7 24 30 8 38
Delaware 15 2 2 11 2 2
District of Columbia 4 0 0 4 0 0
Florida 663 67 279 317 75 387
Georgia 139 14 68 57 18 101
Hawaii 10 2 2 6 2 6
Idaho 63 7 21 35 8 23
Illinois 107 11 48 48 13 60
Indiana 32 5 12 15 7 18
Iowa 47 7 24 16 9 31
Kansas 24 5 10 9 6 14
Kentucky 59 13 27 19 13 45
Louisiana 119 28 57 34 30 99
Maine 90 13 44 33 15 56
Maryland 170 8 95 67 10 120
Massachusetts 36 9 19 8 9 32
Michigan 185 30 86 69 34 111
Minnesota 123 12 84 27 15 105
Mississippi 31 7 23 1 7 32
Missouri 168 7 107 54 7 148
Montana 24 4 13 7 4 16
Nebraska 31 6 23 2 7 46
Nevada 76 5 44 27 5 53
New Hampshire 54 5 22 27 6 27
New Jersey 136 8 40 88 8 52
New Mexico 38 1 19 18 1 23
New York 180 18 78 84 21 133
North Carolina 158 19 92 47 19 129
North Dakota 10 0 6 4 0 9
Ohio 121 11 60 50 14 79
Oklahoma 56 11 29 16 12 71
Oregon 60 9 26 25 9 33
Pennsylvania 64 10 41 13 11 59
Rhode Island 44 4 12 28 4 22
South Carolina 104 15 52 37 16 72
South Dakota 12 2 7 3 2 10
Tennessee 146 16 81 49 17 100
Texas 197 40 94 63 46 164
Utah 71 5 50 16 5 80
Vermont 3 1 0 2 1 0
Virginia 145 11 81 53 12 108
Washington 97 22 47 28 26 74
West Virginia 26 5 16 5 7 23
Wisconsin 119 18 50 51 18 77
Wyoming 8 3 2 3 4 5
United States, total (excluding territories) 5,173 602 2,571 2,000 679 3,663
United States, total (including territories)1 5,191 605 2,576 2,010 685 3,673

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 Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2007, Table 30, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_stats.htm as of Jan. 15, 2009.