Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2010

Table 2-17: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2010

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State Number of accidents Number of persons
Total Fatal Nonfatal injury Property damage Killed Injured
Alabama 90 20 35 35 20 51
Alaska 24 8 8 8 11 13
Arizona 113 3 78 32 6 91
Arkansas 60 12 23 25 14 34
California 412 44 200 168 48 281
Colorado 53 6 27 20 7 36
Connecticut 52 6 19 27 7 24
Delaware 21 1 11 9 2 13
District of Columbia 1 0 0 1 0 0
Florida 608 65 249 294 69 364
Georgia 135 18 69 48 19 94
Hawaii 15 4 4 7 4 4
Idaho 67 9 35 23 13 49
Illinois 97 14 44 39 15 81
Indiana 43 6 25 12 8 33
Iowa 54 6 33 15 6 40
Kansas 30 4 12 14 6 16
Kentucky 75 14 28 33 14 51
Louisiana 105 16 56 33 21 90
Maine 34 6 21 7 8 30
Maryland 196 9 121 66 9 152
Massachusetts 60 16 25 19 16 42
Michigan 132 25 61 46 27 90
Minnesota 82 11 42 29 12 54
Mississippi 17 7 6 4 8 7
Missouri 161 13 83 65 14 111
Montana 11 2 5 4 2 9
Nebraska 24 5 13 6 5 19
Nevada 59 2 34 23 2 45
New Hampshire 46 3 22 21 3 27
New Jersey 116 8 33 75 8 49
New Mexico 37 7 15 15 8 20
New York 211 24 98 89 27 140
North Carolina 148 23 80 45 24 120
North Dakota 11 3 6 2 3 6
Ohio 127 15 59 53 16 80
Oklahoma 51 12 22 17 13 35
Oregon 60 10 23 27 11 36
Pennsylvania 70 6 43 21 7 58
Rhode Island 34 1 8 25 2 23
South Carolina 102 25 44 33 27 67
South Dakota 18 2 8 8 4 13
Tennessee 116 17 64 35 19 93
Texas 163 27 84 52 28 142
Utah 103 10 51 42 10 63
Vermont 2 0 2 0 0 2
Virginia 102 14 55 33 14 82
Washington 72 14 26 32 18 41
West Virginia 23 7 9 7 8 11
Wisconsin 104 17 59 28 18 74
Wyoming 15 1 7 7 1 12
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,562 598 2,185 1,779 662 3,118
United States, total (including territories)1 4,604 605 2,204 1,795 672 3,153

1Includes 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 2010 , table 29, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx as of March 19, 2012.