Snake Bite Statistics

Overview of the prevalence of snake bites across the United States.

North Carolina Leads the Pack

North Carolina has the highest snake bite rate at 157.8 per million population per year.

 West Virginia

West Virginia follows with a bite rate of 105.3 per million population.

Arkansas in Third Place

Arkansas ranks third with a snake bite rate of 92.9 per million population.

Oklahoma's Snake Bite Rate

Oklahoma has a snake bite rate of 61 per million population.

 Virginia's Statistics

Virginia records a bite rate of 48.7 per million population.

Texas and Its Snake Bites

Texas has a snake bite rate of 44.2 per million population.

Venomous Snakes in the US

The US is home to 30 species of venomous snakes.

Notorious Copperhead

In the US, Copperheads bite 2,920 people annually.

Mortality Rate from Snake Bites

Only 0.2% or 1 in 500 venomous snake bites result in death.

Annual Snake Bite Numbers

From 7,000–8,000 annual snake bites, almost 5 people die.

Most Venomous Snakes

These are among the most venomous snakes in the US.

Risk of Snake Bites

Most snake bites occur when people accidentally step on or come too close to a snake.

Prevention is Key

Taking precautions can significantly reduce the risk of snake bites.

Treatment After a Bite

Immediate medical attention and staying calm are crucial after a snake bite.