RECREATIONAL BOATING ACCIDENTS, 2003-2008 (1)
  Accidents  Fatalities    
Year Total Involving alcohol use (2) Total Involving alcohol use (2) Injuries Property damage
 ($ millions)
2003 5,438 362 703 129 3,888 $40
2004 4,904 331 676 124 3,363 35
2005 4,969 402 697 157 3,451 39
2006 4,967 403 710 148 3,474 44
2007 5,191 421 685 157 3,673 53
2008 4,789 387 709 153 3,331 54

(1) Includes accidents involving $2,000 or more in property damage.
(2) The use of alcohol by a boat's occupants was a direct or indirect cause of the accident.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard.