Top 10 States By Recreational Watercraft Accidents, 2017 (1)
Rank State Accidents Deaths People injured Property damage ($000)
1 Florida 723 66 429 $8,327
2 California 350 50 249 2,681
3 Texas 170 63 100 1,375
4 New York 167 22 75 2,336
5 South Carolina 151 13 85 2,988
6 Maryland 147 6 108 850
7 Missouri 124 10 86 1,055
8 Arizona 123 13 77 962
9 North Carolina 117 15 71 2,790
10 Ohio 117 20 50 898
(1) Includes accidents involving $2,000 or more in property damage. Includes watercraft such as motorboats and sailboats and other vessels such as Jet Skis. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard.