# 1 in 251,800,000

The odds a person will die from a shark attack in a year are 1 in 251,800,000 (US, 1999 - 2005).

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Accidents, Shark, Death

# Sources & Definitions

### Source(s)

Compressed Mortality File, 1979-2005 [Internet]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Available from: http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortsql.html

### Calculation(s) by Book of Odds Based On

Florida Museum of Natural History. University of Florida. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/sharks/sharks.htm.

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### Rounding Rules

Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.

Odds you'll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200

Odds you won't see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c

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