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Table 2-18: Alcohol Involvement in Recreational Boating Accidents: 2014

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State Total number of accidents Accidents with alcohol as a contributing factor
Total number of accidents Percent of state total Persons killed
Alabama 71 7 9.9 5
Alaska 18 3 16.7 3
Arizona 87 7 8.0 1
Arkansas 54 7 13.0 2
California 379 14 3.7 5
Colorado 57 2 3.5 0
Connecticut 40 2 5.0 1
Delaware 15 2 13.3 0
District of Columbia 2 0 0.0 0
Florida 581 30 5.2 12
Georgia 92 7 7.6 2
Hawaii 9 0 0.0 0
Idaho 43 4 9.3 2
Illinois 84 17 20.2 8
Indiana 40 10 25.0 5
Iowa 33 6 18.2 2
Kansas 17 1 5.9 0
Kentucky 46 11 23.9 5
Louisiana 113 20 17.7 6
Maine 35 5 14.3 2
Maryland 130 7 5.4 1
Massachusetts 82 5 6.1 0
Michigan 97 8 8.2 4
Minnesota 50 8 16.0 4
Mississippi 25 2 8.0 2
Missouri 142 16 11.3 5
Montana 14 3 21.4 2
Nebraska 26 1 3.8 0
Nevada 47 6 12.8 2
New Hampshire 44 2 4.5 0
New Jersey 111 2 1.8 0
New Mexico 13 1 7.7 0
New York 175 13 7.4 7
North Carolina 124 13 10.5 5
North Dakota 11 5 45.5 3
Ohio 100 7 7.0 6
Oklahoma 50 5 10.0 2
Oregon 61 4 6.6 1
Pennsylvania 66 10 15.2 6
Rhode Island 40 2 5.0 1
South Carolina 124 7 5.6 3
South Dakota 8 3 37.5 1
Tennessee 111 6 5.4 2
Texas 167 17 10.2 5
Utah 80 2 2.5 1
Vermont 5 1 20.0 1
Virginia 60 6 10.0 3
Washington 122 9 7.4 4
West Virginia 24 5 20.8 1
Wisconsin 102 12 11.8 3
Wyoming 11 2 18.2 1
United States, total (excluding territories) 4,038 345 8.5 137
United States, total (including territories)1 4,064 345 8.5 137

1Includes accidents in Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and those occurring offshore.

NOTE: Data are based on alcohol use by a boat’s occupants resulting directly or indirectly in an accident.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Boating Statistics 2014, table 8 and 30, available at www.uscgboating.org/statistics/accident_statistics.aspx as of June 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017