2018 NRBSS releases: Early December 2020, the Coast Guard released the 2018 written reports on the participation and exposure surveys that together make up what is known as the National Recreational Boating Safety Survey. The two reports can be downloaded from https://uscgboating.org/statistics/national-recreational-boating-safety-survey.php. A web-based Data Access and Query System (DAQS) also is available for users to generate tables and charts from the survey data using predefined queries and filters. The DAQS is available at https://boatingsurvey.org/
2020 annual boating statistics release. With everything that was going in 2020, you might have missed the U.S. Coast Guard's issuance of the annual Recreational Boating Statistics for 2019. The report shows 4,168 accidents involving 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and about $55 million in damage to property as a result of recreational boating incidents. The fatality rate in 2019 was 5.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels, a figure tying the second lowest rate in program history. Alcohol continued to be the leading known contributing factor in the fatal accidents, representing 23 percent of the total. Check out the full report for more detail.
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