“the majority occurred in the United States (53 in 2000, 40 in 2005, and 39 in 2006). The New York Times reported in July 2008 that there had been only one fatal attack in the previous year. On average, there are 16 shark attacks per year in the United States with one fatality every two years.” (source)
And this is why I prefer animals that are more cute and fluffy! Sharks can attack in two feet of water? Why don’t they just walk up on the beach while I am lying in the sun!?