How scared should we really be?
Shark attacks are super scary, but how common are they really?
On average sharks kill fewer than six people worldwide per year. In the United States, we average less than one death from an average of 30-40 actual shark attacks around the world per year. More people win the lottery each year than get mauled by sharks.
Another way to think about it? Animals like deer, dogs, and even cows are more likely to kill us than sharks are.