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How Many People Do Sharks Kill Each Year?

Submitted by : Addict
Date: Jul 25, 2009

Worldwide, sharks have killed:
2008: 4 people
2007: 1 person
2006: 4 people
2005: 4 people

EVERY DAY people kill over 200,000 sharks.

"Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually. You're more likely to be killed by a lightning strike, bee sting, falling coconut or falling vending machine than a shark bite." -

"Media hype feeds our irrational fear of sharks. In 2007, one person died from a shark bite, worldwide. Three people died from falling in sand pits, 20 from dog bites, 49 from lightening strikes and 79 from hunting accidents. 747 people died from bicycle accidents."

I've said it before and I'll say it again - we've got problems.  The more people who understand that we have a problem, the better. 

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Jul 27, 2009
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How Many People Do Sharks Kill Each Year?

Fact: More people die from falling coconuts.

Aug 09, 2009
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How Many People Do Sharks Kill Each Year?

Perhaps our self-promoting hype-pedaling survivor guy could be added to the list?


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