Drowning Data

Every year in the U.S. there are an estimated 3,960* fatal unintentional drownings, including boating-related drowning. That is an average of 11 drowning deaths per day.1

Drowning death rates vary from state to state. The annual age-adjusted drowning death rate in the United States during 2015-2019 was 1.23 deaths per 100,000 people (including boating-related drowning deaths). The map below shows annual age-adjusted unintentional drowning death rates during 2015-2019.

Learn more about drowning deaths in your state.

Source for Data in Map

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars.

*An average of 3,957 unintentional drowning deaths occurred each year from 2010–2019.1

Reference
  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) [Online]. Available at http://wonder.cdc.gov. Accessed 16 April 2021.