Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2008

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2008

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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 76 9 11.8 5
Alaska 44 7 15.9 6
Arizona 158 11 7.0 1
Arkansas 66 7 10.6 3
California 520 36 6.9 15
Colorado 39 2 5.1 1
Connecticut 53 6 11.3 4
Delaware 11 2 18.2 1
District of Columbia 2 0 0.0 0
Florida 616 34 5.5 14
Georgia 150 15 10.0 4
Hawaii 21 0 0.0 0
Idaho 65 9 13.8 5
Illinois 119 6 5.0 2
Indiana 55 1 1.8 0
Iowa 38 4 10.5 0
Kansas 38 0 0.0 0
Kentucky 46 2 4.3 1
Louisiana 110 18 16.4 13
Maine 32 3 9.4 3
Maryland 159 11 6.9 1
Massachusetts 64 2 3.1 1
Michigan 187 7 3.7 3
Minnesota 86 13 15.1 5
Mississippi 24 3 12.5 0
Missouri 135 18 13.3 1
Montana 31 9 29.0 4
Nebraska 20 3 15.0 1
Nevada 80 11 13.8 4
New Hampshire 28 1 3.6 1
New Jersey 140 6 4.3 0
New Mexico 30 1 3.3 0
New York 160 11 6.9 6
North Carolina 148 19 12.8 5
North Dakota 15 1 6.7 0
Ohio 125 9 7.2 3
Oklahoma 54 1 1.9 1
Oregon 53 4 7.5 2
Pennsylvania 59 10 16.9 1
Rhode Island 35 1 2.9 0
South Carolina 107 9 8.4 4
South Dakota 16 2 12.5 0
Tennessee 130 17 13.1 7
Texas 218 16 7.3 11
Utah 80 0 0.0 0
Vermont 8 0 0.0 0
Virginia 95 4 4.2 1
Washington 98 9 9.2 6
West Virginia 11 1 9.1 0
Wisconsin 110 16 14.5 7
Wyoming 11 0 0.0 0
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,776 387 8.1 153
United States, total (including territories)1 4,789 387 8.1 153

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

NOTE: Data are based on alcohol use by a boat's occupants resulting directly or indirectly in an accident.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2008 (Washington, DC: 2009), tables 8 and 30, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx as of Apr. 9, 2010.