Deadly shark attacks rise in 2020, highest rate since 2013

In a report released by the Florida Museum of Natural History, 10 people were killed by sharks worldwide in 2020, which is the highest number since 2013.

According to the International Shark Attack File, there were 13 shark-related fatalities in 2020, 10 of which were confirmed to be unprovoked. Six of those fatalities happened in Australia, and three were in the US – California, Maine, and Hawaii. The other death occurred in St. Martin’s, a Caribbean island.