RECREATIONAL BOATING ACCIDENTS, 2007-2011 (1)
  Accidents  Fatalities    
Year Total Involving
alcohol use (2)
Total Involving
alcohol use (2)
Injuries Property damage
 ($ millions)
2007 5,191 421 685 157 3,673 $53
2008 4,789 387 709 153 3,331 54
2009 4,730 397 736 165 3,358 36
2010 4,604 395 672 154 3,153 36
2011 4,588 361 758 149 3,081 52

(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.