The International Shark Attack File, or the ISAF for short, has gathered data from the year 2021 on unprovoked shark attacks around the world.
ISAF is a division of the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History. They gather the majority of their research from media reports and determined that Florida remains the reigning champion of the most shark bites in the country.
Florida has held this title since 1837.
According to ISAF, there were 73 unprovoked shark bites worldwide in 2021. 47 in U.S. waters, which is more than any other country. and 28 in Florida, more than any other state.
ISAF also said that the odds of being killed by a shark is 1 in 3.7 million. But obviously, the odds are lower in Florida.