Number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide from 2000 to 2017

Shark attacks worldwide 2000-2017 The statistic shows the number of shark attacks worldwide from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, a total of 88 unprovoked shark attacks on humans were counted worldwide.
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Total AttacksFatalNon-fatal
2000891178
200176472
200266363
200356452
200466759
200558454
200659455
200770169
200855451
200968761
201082676
2011791366
201283776
2013771067
201473370
201598692
201681477
201788583
Total AttacksFatalNon-fatal
2000891178
200176472
200266363
200356452
200466759
200558454
200659455
200770169
200855451
200968761
201082676
2011791366
201283776
2013771067
201473370
201598692
201681477
201788583
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The statistic shows the number of shark attacks worldwide from 2000 to 2017. In 2017, a total of 88 unprovoked shark attacks on humans were counted worldwide.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2000 to 2017
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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