Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2011

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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 73 8 11.0 6
Alaska 20 8 40.0 8
Arizona 158 7 4.4 0
Arkansas 55 7 12.7 4
California 399 13 3.3 3
Colorado 58 3 5.2 0
Connecticut 42 1 2.4 0
Delaware 10 0 0.0 0
District of Columbia 4 0 0.0 0
Florida 685 25 3.6 7
Georgia 96 16 16.7 0
Hawaii 17 0 0.0 0
Idaho 57 7 12.3 4
Illinois 106 18 17.0 9
Indiana 50 7 14.0 4
Iowa 38 2 5.3 1
Kansas 40 3 7.5 0
Kentucky 46 4 8.7 2
Louisiana 112 6 5.4 2
Maine 48 6 12.5 4
Maryland 184 12 6.5 3
Massachusetts 46 5 10.9 4
Michigan 129 11 8.5 4
Minnesota 75 8 10.7 6
Mississippi 34 4 11.8 2
Missouri 128 9 7.0 2
Montana 19 1 5.3 1
Nebraska 22 4 18.2 2
Nevada 42 4 9.5 2
New Hampshire 36 2 5.6 1
New Jersey 119 9 7.6 3
New Mexico 24 1 4.2 0
New York 173 17 9.8 7
North Carolina 144 11 7.6 2
North Dakota 10 1 10.0 0
Ohio 135 18 13.3 5
Oklahoma 57 12 21.1 6
Oregon 66 4 6.1 2
Pennsylvania 87 8 9.2 4
Rhode Island 26 1 3.8 0
South Carolina 93 7 7.5 5
South Dakota 13 2 15.4 0
Tennessee 117 5 4.3 2
Texas 197 15 7.6 5
Utah 109 6 5.5 2
Vermont 7 0 0.0 0
Virginia 121 5 4.1 2
Washington 93 14 15.1 7
West Virginia 17 4 23.5 4
Wisconsin 110 19 17.3 11
Wyoming 16 1 6.3 1
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,563 361 7.9 149
United States, total (including territories)1 4,588 361 7.9 149

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 boat’s occupants resulting directly or indirectly in an accident.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2011, table 8 and 30, available at www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx as of April 2013.