Statistic says selfies caused more deaths than shark attacks worldwide

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A new statistic is saying selfies are more life threatening than shark attacks.

According to Mashable, in 2015 selfie deaths caused more deaths than shark attacks worldwide.

Shark Attack Survivors’ records at least eight people have been killed in shark attacks this year.

Mashable reported 12 people have died while taking a selfie.

“It’s not clear if the number of daredevil selfies is increasing, but more and more tourists are making headlines because of their dangerous attempts at a memorable photo,” Mashable said.

Four of the 12 selfie-related tragedies happened when people fell to their deaths, and several others were hit by trains, Mashable said.

Most of the people involved are 18 to 22 years old. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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