Figure 2-5: Wisconsin Recreational Boating Accidents

Figure 2-5: Wisconsin Recreational Boating Accidents

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Year Total Fatal accidents Fatalities
1995 231 14 16
1996 225 18 20
1997 211 24 28
1998 205 15 15
1999 167 16 18
2000 144 20 25

NOTES FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: An accident is listed under one category only, with fatal being the highest priority, followed by non-fatal injury, followed by property damage. For example, if two vessels are in an accident resulting in a fatality and a non-fatal injury, the accident is counted as a fatal accident involving two vessels.

These data do not include: 1) accidents involving only slight injury not requiring medical treatment beyond first-aid; 2) accidents involving property damage of $500 or less; 3) accidents not caused or contributed to by a vessel, its equipment, or its appendages; and 4) 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.

SOURCE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics, 2000, Washington, DC: 2001, available at http://www.uscgboating.org/Saf/pdf/Boating_Statistics_2000.pdf as of Nov. 14, 2001.