100 million sharks are killed across the world every year, according to a report in the Marine Policy journal. Just twelve people were killed by sharks in 2011.
This infographic shows exactly how frightening these stats are – just in time for Shark Week.
In case you haven’t already come across it, Shark Week was concocted by the Discovery Channel as a way to show a full week of shark documentaries. It’s now evolved into a worldwide shark awareness week.
Well, this graphic has certainly had an effect on us!