Here are the chances of getting bitten by a shark while you’re swimming at the beach

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  • The likelihood of being attacked and killed by a shark are 1 in 3.75 million — less than the chances of dying by lightning strike or excessive cold.
  • In the wake of two shark attacks on New York’s Fire Island on Wednesday, INSIDER has examined the data behind shark attacks in the US and around the world.

Shark attacks are one of the most notoriously feared dangers to beach-going humans — but how likely is it that you’d actually get bitten?

Despite the mass fear surrounding the deadly animals, the chances of being attacked and killed by a shark are 1 in 3.75 million, according to the International Wildlife Museum.

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