- The Washington Times - Monday, February 17, 2014

Florida led the world in shark attacks in 2013, though none of them were fatal, a new report has revealed.

The University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File said Monday that there were 23 unprovoked shark attacks in the state last year, with Volusia County in the lead with eight attacks.

There were 72 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 10 fatalities, the Associated Press reported.

The only fatal attack in the United States was in Hawaii. Australia and Réunion each had two fatal attacks, and Brazil, Diego Garcia, Jamaica, New Zealand and South Africa each had one, the report said.