Florida led the U.S. with 32 unprovoked shark attacks last year — 15 of which were in Volusia County.
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That's according to a report released Tuesday by the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida.
Nationwide, there were 53 unprovoked shark attacks in 2016 and 81 worldwide, a decrease from the record-breaking 98 the year before.
The ISAF defines an unprovoked attack as one in which the attack occurs in the shark’s natural habitat (not in a tank or on a boat) with no human provocation of the shark.
Hawaii had 10, California had four, North Carolina had three, South Carolina had two and Texas and Oregon each had a single attack.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.