National Safe Boating Council IDs States with Highest Number of Boating Accidents

Using the U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has identified states with the highest number of accidents and fatalities in 2011.

Based on new statistics released in May of 2012, the NSBC has identified the following top-ranking states for boating deaths:

1. Florida 2. California 3. Texas 4. Louisiana 5. North Carolina/New York (tie) 6. Michigan 7. Illinois 8. Pennsylvania/Tennessee/Wisconsin (tie) 9. Virginia 10. Missouri

Additionally, the NSBC has identified the following top-ranking states for boating accidents:

1. Florida 2. California 3. Texas 4. Maryland 5. New York 6. Arizona 7. North Carolina 8. Ohio 9. Michigan 10. Missouri

To find out what can be done to improve these statistics, continue reading here.

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