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Shark attacks worldwide 2000-2019

The statistic shows the number of shark attacks worldwide from 2000 to 2019. In 2019, there were a total of 64 unprovoked shark attacks on humans worldwide. Two of these unprovoked attacks were fatal.

Number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide from 2000 to 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2000 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Unprovoked attacks are defined as incidents where an attack on a live human occurs in the shark’s natural habitat with no human provocation of the shark.

Data for previous years can be found here.

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