2006 California Boating Safety Report
California Division of Boating and Waterways

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.

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