Number of Shark Attacks (Fatal and Non-Fatal) By Decade

Shark Attack Trends by Decade


  • Data for the 2020s is extrapolated out for the whole decade based on an assumed linear trend of the data
  • While shark attacks looked “low” in the 1800s, tracking of these events wasn’t as serious as it is now
  • Something seemed to happen from the 1990s to the 2000s, maybe tracking was taken more serious?