Section VI - Accident Data Charts


The charts in this section are designed to provide general statewide information on boating accidents. Three groups of charts give information on:

  All Accidents

  PWC Accidents

  Fatal Accidents

Charts for All Accidents

Some charts are organized by the number of accidents, which totaled 907. Other charts are organized by the number of vessels involved in accidents which totaled 1,304. The totals listed on the charts Type of Accident and Cause of Accident exceed the total number of accidents because many accidents fell into more than one category. The chart Operators Involved in All Accidents by Age shows a total of 1,304 vessels. The chart also shows a total of 1,123, which indicates the total number of operators, as 181 vessels involved in accidents did not have operators.

Charts for PWC Accidents

The totals listed on the charts Type of Accident and Cause of Accident exceed the total number of PWC accidents, which was 264, because many accidents fell into more than one category.

Charts for Fatal Accidents

Totals on most of the charts containing information for fatal accidents add up to the total number of fatalities, which was 42. Other charts are organized by the total number of vessels involved in fatal accidents, which was 44. The total listed on the chart Cause of Accident exceeds the total number of fatalities because many accidents involving fatalities fell into more than one category.


Accident Data Charts

# Description # Description
1 Accidents by Month 15 PWC - Type of Accident
2 Accidents by Day of the Week 16 PWC - Cause of Accident
3 Accidents by Time of Day 17 Fatalities by Month
4 Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Type 18 Fatalities by Day of the Week
5 Vessels Involved in All Accidents by Length 19 Fatalities by Time of Day
6 Operators Involved in All Accidents by Age 20 Fatalities by Type of Vessel
7 Operation at Time of Accident 21 Fatalities by Length of Vessel
8 Type of Accident 22 Operators Involved in Fatal Accidents by Age
9 Cause of Accident 23 Fatalities by Operation at Time of Accident
10 Accident Locations 24 Fatalities by Type of Accident
11 Water Skiing Accidents 25 Fatalities by Cause of Accident
12 Rented Vessels Involved in
All Accidents by Vessel Type
26 Fatalities by Accident Location
13 Vessels Involved in All Accidents 27 Fatalities by Age of Victim
14 PWC - Operators Involved in Accidents by Age 28 Fatalities by Cause of Death