Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2010

Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2010

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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 90 12 13.3 5
Alaska 24 1 4.2 1
Arizona 113 9 8.0 3
Arkansas 60 2 3.3 0
California 412 15 3.6 4
Colorado 53 1 1.9 0
Connecticut 52 4 7.7 2
Delaware 21 2 9.5 2
District of Columbia 1 0 0.0 0
Florida 608 39 6.4 15
Georgia 135 11 8.1 5
Hawaii 15 0 0.0 0
Idaho 67 14 20.9 6
Illinois 97 18 18.6 6
Indiana 43 2 4.7 0
Iowa 54 10 18.5 2
Kansas 30 1 3.3 0
Kentucky 75 10 13.3 5
Louisiana 105 9 8.6 5
Maine 34 4 11.8 1
Maryland 196 11 5.6 1
Massachusetts 60 11 18.3 6
Michigan 132 16 12.1 8
Minnesota 82 6 7.3 3
Mississippi 17 4 23.5 4
Missouri 161 14 8.7 2
Montana 11 0 0.0 0
Nebraska 24 4 16.7 2
Nevada 59 3 5.1 1
New Hampshire 46 0 0.0 0
New Jersey 116 2 1.7 2
New Mexico 37 5 13.5 6
New York 211 22 10.4 4
North Carolina 148 15 10.1 6
North Dakota 11 1 9.1 1
Ohio 127 17 13.4 8
Oklahoma 51 11 21.6 5
Oregon 60 6 10.0 1
Pennsylvania 70 2 2.9 1
Rhode Island 34 2 5.9 2
South Carolina 102 7 6.9 4
South Dakota 18 1 5.6 0
Tennessee 116 16 13.8 8
Texas 163 31 19.0 8
Utah 103 4 3.9 1
Vermont 2 0 0.0 0
Virginia 102 2 2.0 1
Washington 72 3 4.2 1
West Virginia 23 5 21.7 3
Wisconsin 104 6 5.8 3
Wyoming 15 3 20.0 0
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,562 394 8.6 154
United States, total (including territories)1 4,604 395 8.6 154

1Includes 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 boats occupants resulting directly or indirectly in an accident.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2010 , tables 8 and 29, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx as of March 19, 2012.