Being Bitten in New York City
You are more likely to be bitten by a person in New York City than by a shark anywhere else.
You may think it’s a joke, but here are some real statistics:
More shark bite super fun facts
– Every year over 70 shark attacks are reported worldwide.
– Out of more than 489 shark species, only three are responsible for a double-digit number of fatal, unprovoked attacks on humans: the great white, tiger, and bull.
– Between 1958 and 2016 there were 2,785 confirmed unprovoked shark attacks around the world, of which 439 were fatal.
– In 1987 there were 1,587 human on human bites in NYC
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