Media Inquiries

IMPORTANT- The database CANNOT be considered comprehensive for every region. Attacks go unreported or are only reported locally in many regions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. It is, for example, likely that the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is responsible for more attacks and deaths than the saltwater crocodile (C. porosus), yet the saltwater crocodile has more incidents in the database due to more consistent reporting. In addition, the sharp increase in attacks over the past decade likely has as much to do with increased internet access in remote areas and more reliable reporting as it does a genuine increase in attack incidents. Data for Australia and the USA can safely be considered comprehensive, though minor non-fatal incidents may not be reported.

All media inquiries should be addressed to
Fatal Australian attacks since 1969 can be found here.
Fatal USA attacks since 1967 can be found here.
Fatal Costa Rican attacks since 2000 can be found here.
Fatal Mexican attacks since 2010 can be found here.

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