Every year, the U.S. Coast Guard compiles statistics on reported recreational boating accidents. These statistics are derived from accident reports that are filed by the owners / operators of recreational vessels involved in accidents. The fifty states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia submit accident report data to the Coast Guard for inclusion in the annual Boating Statistics publication. The latest Boating Statistics publications are available here for you to download.
*Page 36 of the 2013 report was corrected on 9 June 2014. Previously, the data in the rows for "Person struck by boat" and "Person struck by propeller" had inadvertently been flipped.