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Table 2-16: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2000

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Table 2-16: Recreational Boating Accidents: 2000

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  Minnesota United States
Number of accidents    
Total 143 7,740
Fatal 16 616
Non-fatal injury 80 3,292
Property damage 47 3,832
Number of persons    
Killed 19 701
Injured 97 4,355

NOTE: Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are included in the U.S. total.

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.