Top 10 Most Accident-Prone Boating States

May 2022 News

The top 10 most accident-prone boating states are as follows (based on accidents causing injury, death, or property damage per 100k registered watercraft):

Utah - 133.94
Hawaii - 121.25
Nevada - 107.50
Rhode Island - 107.06
Arizona - 77.91
Maryland - 76.31
Florida - 73.39
New Jersey - 73.35
Massachusetts - 59.65
Idaho - 57.60

The top 10 least accident-prone states are:

Iowa - 9.08
Oklahoma - 12.09
Minnesota - 12.21
Wisconsin - 13.34
Vermont - 13.94
Kansas - 15.72
Mississippi - 15.74
Michigan - 16.09
West Virginia - 17.56
Pennsylvania - 18.91

The top 10 states with the most alcohol related boating accidents per 100k registered watercraft are as follows:

Maryland - 19.37
Utah - 19.21
Washington - 16.35
Alabama - 13.08
Texas - 12.62
Arizona - 11.36
Missouri - 11.04
Massachusetts - 10.57
Illinois - 9.36
Florida - 9.08

The maps were put together by boating safety site www.boatsafe.com, again using data from the US Coast Guard and Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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