Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2007

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2007

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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 96 19 19.8 3
Alaska 48 8 16.7 7
Arizona 167 13 7.8 3
Arkansas 81 16 19.8 6
California 601 34 5.7 11
Colorado 54 4 7.4 1
Connecticut 61 5 8.2 3
Delaware 15 1 6.7 0
District of Columbia 4 0 0.0 0
Florida 663 38 5.7 20
Georgia 139 8 5.8 3
Hawaii 10 0 0.0 0
Idaho 63 3 4.8 0
Illinois 107 14 13.1 2
Indiana 32 3 9.4 4
Iowa 47 12 25.5 5
Kansas 24 3 12.5 1
Kentucky 59 10 16.9 6
Louisiana 119 18 15.1 6
Maine 90 7 7.8 5
Maryland 170 8 4.7 2
Massachusetts 36 6 16.7 3
Michigan 185 5 2.7 4
Minnesota 123 17 13.8 2
Mississippi 31 4 12.9 1
Missouri 168 13 7.7 4
Montana 24 3 12.5 0
Nebraska 31 4 12.9 3
Nevada 76 2 2.6 0
New Hampshire 54 3 5.6 1
New Jersey 136 1 0.7 0
New Mexico 38 2 5.3 1
New York 180 14 7.8 8
North Carolina 158 19 12.0 4
North Dakota 10 0 0.0 0
Ohio 121 17 14.0 5
Oklahoma 56 7 12.5 3
Oregon 60 2 3.3 1
Pennsylvania 64 4 6.3 2
Rhode Island 44 4 9.1 0
South Carolina 104 5 4.8 0
South Dakota 12 1 8.3 0
Tennessee 146 12 8.2 3
Texas 197 17 8.6 7
Utah 71 1 1.4 0
Vermont 3 0 0.0 0
Virginia 145 6 4.1 1
Washington 97 13 13.4 10
West Virginia 26 3 11.5 1
Wisconsin 119 10 8.4 4
Wyoming 8 2 25.0 1
United States, total (excluding territories) 5,173 421 8.1 157
United States, total (including territories)1 5,191 421 8.1 157

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

NOTE: Data for 2007 is based on alcohol use by a boat's occupants resulting directly or indirectly in an accident. Data before 2006 was 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 2007, Tables 8 and 30, Washington, DC: 2008, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_stats.htm as of Jan. 15, 2009.