Shark Attack Data

Shark Attacks: The Database

Welcome to Shark Attack Data. The aim of this website is to increase understanding, and promote an informed discussion on the subject of shark attacks; when, where and how they occur. Through visualisation of the data, it aims to help identify where patterns exist in terms of both geography and time.

All of the data on this site comes from the Global Shark Attack File (GSAF), a spreadsheet of human/shark interactions, compiled by the Shark Research Institute. It is hoped that this site makes it apparent that shark attacks are extremely rare occurrences, while providing an easily accessible resource for those wishing to know more about the subject.

Start by having a look at Incidents by country


Unprovoked incidents worldwide

Latest unprovoked incidents

Date Location Fatal?
27 Aug 2014 South Carolina, United States of America No Details
24 Aug 2014 North Carolina, United States of America No Details
16 Aug 2014 Western Australia, Australia No Details
12 Aug 2014 Florida, United States of America No Details
10 Aug 2014 Florida, United States of America No Details
09 Aug 2014 Area unknown, Bahamas No Details
09 Aug 2014 Florida, United States of America No Details
08 Aug 2014 Louisiana, United States of America No Details
06 Aug 2014 South Carolina, United States of America No Details
02 Aug 2014 Florida, United States of America No Details

Currently, shark attacks are grouped by country and then, within each country, the area in which attacks have occurred. We are currently investigating other ways to allow the data to be browsed and queried. Suggestions are welcome; if you have one, please get in touch!