Table 2-17: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2001

Table 2-17: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2001

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State Total number of accidents Accidents involving alcohol
Total number of accidents Persons killed Persons injured
Alabama 87 2 1 0
Alaska 64 7 8 3
Arizona 222 25 4 30
Arkansas 75 8 5 3
California 771 40 17 40
Colorado 74 4 6 3
Connecticut 39 6 2 11
Delaware 23 0 0 0
District of Columbia 6 0 0 0
Florida 993 48 18 39
Georgia 113 12 2 11
Hawaii 21 0 0 0
Idaho 46 9 1 7
Illinois 108 13 5 13
Indiana 120 9 3 3
Iowa 36 7 0 8
Kansas 54 4 6 2
Kentucky 71 8 5 1
Louisiana 154 21 18 16
Maine 60 4 1 6
Maryland 186 25 10 26
Massachusetts 51 9 8 8
Michigan 299 40 15 27
Minnesota 125 25 6 17
Mississippi 64 10 5 8
Missouri 226 44 3 37
Montana 13 1 0 3
Nebraska 55 3 0 10
Nevada 109 20 2 31
New Hampshire 74 2 0 2
New Jersey 143 11 1 13
New Mexico 50 4 3 1
New York 223 12 9 9
North Carolina 179 14 4 16
North Dakota 10 0 0 0
Ohio 139 16 11 8
Oklahoma 86 22 1 24
Oregon 70 1 1 2
Pennsylvania 80 6 4 4
Rhode Island 27 2 1 2
South Carolina 123 10 5 7
South Dakota 23 2 0 2
Tennessee 132 11 2 6
Texas 206 11 7 13
Utah 83 10 4 26
Vermont 8 0 0 0
Virginia 152 10 4 8
Washington 117 15 6 11
West Virginia 15 3 1 0
Wisconsin 164 25 11 11
Wyoming 12 2 4 2
United States, total1 6,419 594 232 530

1 Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and offshore are included in the U.S. total.

NOTES: Alcohol involvement in a boating accident includes any accident in which alcoholic beverages are consumed in the boat and the investigating official has determined that the operator was impaired or affected while operating the boat.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2001, Washington, DC: 2002; available at http://www.uscgboating.org/Saf/pdf/Boating_Statistics_2001.pdf as of Sept. 16, 2003.