graphic showing incidents by year, 1970 to 2005
This graphic depicts only confirmed unprovoked incidents, defined by the International Shark Attack File as "incidents where an attack on a live human by a shark occurs in its natural habitat without human provocation of the shark. Incidents involving...shark-inflicted scavenge damage to already dead humans (most often drowning victims), attacks on boats, and provoked incidents occurring in or out of the water are not considered unprovoked attacks."

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Courtesy of Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources