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Shark Attack Stats

04-03-2014 Shark News Stories

Shark Attack Stats

While shark attacks generally receive a lot of press and end up headlining newscasts when one occurs, are you aware of the actual numbers of attacks in any given year? Keep in mind that while any harm to a human is unfortunate and can be tragic, the global population is over 7 billion people. How many attacks would you estimate occur? In 2013, 116 shark attacks were reported globally. 19 of these were questionable, meaning that either the shark may have been provoked or shark involvement was unconfirmed. The total attacks,...

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