Sharks kill fewer than 4 humans on average each year, while humans kill an estimated 100 million sharks annually. You're more likely to be killed by a lightning strike, bee sting, falling coconut or falling vending machine than a shark bite.
Media hype feeds our irrational fear of sharks. In 2008, only 4 people out of the 6.5 billion people worldwide died as the result of a shark bite. During that same year, 793 people died due to bicycle accidents and 49 died due to dog bites.
Sharks are perceived to be vicious killers, but humans are not on the sharks’ menu.
Of the more than 500 species of sharks in the world, only 10 species have been reported to have attacked a human being.
There are 6.65 billion people in the world and in the past two years, only sharks killed a handful of those people.