Stats

Drowning Statistics

Since 2009:

There have been 20,808 drownings in the U.S.
3,332 under the age of 4
2007 ages 5-12
2495 ages 13-19
12,974 Adults

21.7% in Pools, 25.7% in lakes/rivers, 10% in the ocean

Unfortunate top states:
#1) Florida= 1762
#2) California=1675
#3) Texas= 1624
#4) New York= 1189
#5) Michigan=671

• Drowning is a leading cause of death for children ages 1-5
• Drowning is the Second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death ages 1-14
• Annually over 3500 fatal unintentional (non-boating related) drownings
• Annually over 345 fatal boating related drownings. Alcohol contributes to more than 50% of all boating accidents.
• 80% of all drowning victims are male or boys
• African American & Hispanic nationality account for more than 3 times as many drowning incidents
• Taking part in formal swimming lessons and water safety classes can reduce the risk of drowning by up to 88%

 

2014 National Drowning info:

According to USA Swimming, media reports indicate that during the summer of 2014, the following states suffered the highest number of pool and spa drownings involving children younger than 15:

Top 10 Drowning States:
1. California: 21 deaths
2. Texas: 20 deaths
3. Georgia: 13 deaths
4. New York: 12 deaths
5. Illinois: 11 deaths
6. Florida: 10 deaths     
7. North Carolina: 10 deaths
8. Arizona: 7 deaths
9. Ohio: 7 deaths
10.Louisiana: 5 deaths
   South Carolina: 5 deaths
   Virginia: 5 deaths

** USA Swimming – for 2014 year **

 

2015 National Drowning info:

According to USA Swimming, media reports indicate that during the summer of 2015, the following states suffered the highest number of pool and spa drownings involving children younger than 15:

Top 10 Drowning States:
1. Texas: 20 deaths
2. Florida: 19 deaths
3. California: 15 deaths
4. Arizona: 11 deaths
5. Pennsiylvania: 11 deaths
6. South Carolina: 8 deaths
7. North Carolina: 8 deaths
8. Georgia: 7 deaths
9. Ohio: 7 deaths
10.Virginia: 7 deaths
Illinois: 7 deaths

** USA Swimming – for 2015 year **

 
*USA Swimming, CDC, CPSC, NDPA, NIT *