How many shark bites happen each year?



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    According to the International Shark Attack File, there were 71 cases of unprovoked shark attacks in 2007. This number is a bit higher than the last few years, but still below the high of 76 encountered in 2000. It seems to usually be in the 50-80 range.

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    In 2008 there were 59 confirmed cases of unprovoked shark attacks world wide. There were also 19 cases of provoked attacks in which the human initiated contact with the shark.

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