2005 California Boating Safety Report

Section 6

Accident Data Charts

The charts in this section are designed to provide general statewide information on boating accidents. Some charts are organized by the number of accidents or fatalities. Other charts are organized by the number of vessels involved in accidents.

The totals listed on the charts listing types of accident (Charts 8, 15, and 24) and the causes of accidents (Charts 9, 16, and 25) exceed the total number of accidents because many accidents were grouped into more than one category.

The charts listing the ages of operators involved in accidents (Charts 6 and 22) show both the total number of vessels involved in accidents and a smaller total showing the total number of operators involved in accidents, as not all vessels had operators.