factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 340 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 3 deaths per year. From 2010 to 2017, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 25 deaths per year, an increase of over 700%.
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July 2016, Navajo County, AZ Kayden Begay, 3 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Window Rock, AZ – A 3-year old boy was killed by a pack of dogs in Seba Dalkai Thursday. The community is located on the … Continue reading
Deaths Spur Pit Bull Ban in Capital of Honduras Bangor Daily News, December 21, 2001. Deaths Spur Pit Bull Ban in Capital of Honduras Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2001) – Pit bulls will be banned in the Honduran capital and owners required … Continue reading