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Knowing Where Shark Attacks Happen the Most
Shark attacks are not very common. We don’t need to live every week as though it’s “Shark Week.” That said, they do happen and can be serious. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a deep-dive to find out where shark attacks happen the most.
Starting with a Reality CheckTo begin, let’s review some basic shark facts that we’ve touched on before. The hidden dangers of sharks in the water are greatly overblown. In the United States, the odds of being attacked by a shark are roughly one in 3.7 million. Even further, the odds of dying from a shark attack are less than one in 264.1 million. For extra assurance, according to NatGeo, here are some basic shark attack facts that should put many fears in perspective:
- Only five people die from shark attacks yearly, while millions of people die from starvation.
- You have a one in 3,700,000 chance of being killed by a shark during your lifetime.