victim #532

Dorothy Ford is the 532nd American killed by a pit bull.
Fatal pit bull attack Javien Candelario
Fatal pit bull attack Paris Adams
Fatal pit bull attack Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee
Fatal pit bull attack Jase Patrick Fohs
Fatal pit bull attack Logan Braatz
Fatal pit bull attack  Isaiah Franklin
Fatal pit bull attack Hunter Bragg
Fatal pit bull attack Hunter Bragg
Fatal pit bull attack Talan West
Fatal pit bull attack Payton Sawyers
Fatal pit bull attack Tyler Trammell-Huston
Fatal pit bull attack Amiyah Dunston
Fatal pit bull attack Tanner Smith
Fatal pit bull attack Xavier Strickland
Fatal pit bull attack Joshua Strother
Fatal pit bull attack Javon Dade Jr
Fatal pit bull attack Joel Chirieleison
Fatal pit bull attack Braelynn Coulter
Fatal pit bull attack Kara Hartrich
Fatal pit bull attack Kasii Haith
Fatal pit bull attack John Harvard
Fatal pit bull attack Mia DeRouen
Fatal pit bull attack Je'vaeh Mayes
Fatal pit bull attack Jordan Ryan
Fatal pit bull attack Jordyn Arndt
Fatal pit bull attack Arianna Merrbach
Fatal pit bull attack Nephi Selu
Fatal pit bull attack Beau Rutledge
Fatal pit bull attack Tyler Jett
Fatal pit bull attack Johnathan Quarles
Fatal pit bull attack Monica Laminack
Fatal pit bull attack Daxton Borchardt
Fatal pit bull attack Ryan Maxwell
Fatal pit bull attack Isaiah Aguilar
Fatal pit bull attack Christian Gormanous
Fatal pit bull attack Savannah Edwards
Fatal pit bull attack Kylar Johnson
Fatal pit bull attack Jace Valdez
Fatal pit bull attack Nevaeh Bryant
Fatal pit bull attack Jazilyn Mesa
Fatal pit bull attack  Makayla Woodard
Fatal pit bull attack Jacob Bisbee
Fatal pit bull attack Savannah Gragg
Fatal pit bull attack Anastasia Bingham
Fatal pit bull attack Justin Clinton
Fatal pit bull attack Jasmine Deane
Fatal pit bull attack victim
  1. December 2017, Cook County, IL
    Dorothy Ford, 77
    Fatal pit bull attack

  2. December 2017, Jackson County, AL
    Emily Mae Colvin, 24
    Fatal pit bull attack

  3. November 2017, Marshall County, AL
    Tracy Cornelius, 46
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  4. November 2017, Richmond County, NC
    David Baber, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  5. October 2017, Middlesex County, MA
    Javien Candelario, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  6. September 2017, Gilmer County, GA
    Kathy Sue Nichelson, 61
    Fatal pit bull attack

  7. September 2017, Knox County, OH
    Barrett Hagans, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  8. September 2017, Neshoba County, MS
    Connie Storey, 61
    Fatal pit bull attack

  9. August 2017, Palm Beach County, FL
    Grace Walks, 41-years old
    Fatal attack involving pit bull

  10. August 2017, Calhound County, FL
    Alicia Malagon, 76
    Fatal pit bull attack

  11. August 2017, Hart County, GA
    Paris Adams, 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  12. July 2017, El Paso County, TX
    Jacob Brooks, 4
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  13. July 2017, Seneca County, OH
    Michael Parks, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  14. June 2017, Gallatin County, MT
    Melissa Barnes, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  15. June 2017, Virginia Beach, VA
    Margaret Colvin, 90
    Fatal pit bull attack

  16. May 2017, Kent County, MI
    Susannah Murray, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  17. May 2017, Clark County, NV
    Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  18. April 2017, Lehigh County, PA
    Lisa Green, 32
    Fatal pit bull attack

  19. April 2017, Montgomery County, OH
    Maurice Brown, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  20. April 2017, Oklahoma County, OK
    Cecille Short, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  21. March 2017, Calvert County, MD
    Jase Patrick Fohs, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  22. February 2017, Los Angeles County, CA
    Valentine Herrera, 76
    Fatal pit bull attack

  23. February 2017, Adams County, IL
    Jamie Owsley, 21
    Fatal pit bull attack

  24. February 2017, Flagler County, FL
    James Bennett, 79
    Fatal pit bull attack

  25. January 2017, Fulton County, GA
    Logan Braatz, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  26. December 2016, Cabell County, WV
    Isaiah Franklin, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  27. October 2016, Staten Island, NY
    Daisie Bradshaw, 68
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  28. September 2016, Shawnee County, KS
    Piper Dunbar, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  29. August 2016, Jefferson County, CO
    Susan Shawl, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  30. August 2016, Clark County, NV
    Derion Stevenson, 9
    Fatal pit bull attack

  31. August 2016, Screven County, GA
    Michelle Wilcox, 30
    Fatal pit bull attack

  32. July 2016, Honolulu County, HI
    Crisencio Aliado, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  33. July 2016, Navajo County, AZ
    Kayden Begay, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  34. July 2016, Wayne County, MI
    Elizabeth Rivera, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  35. June 2016, Fresno County, CA
    Susie Kirby, < 1
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  36. June 2016, Penobscot County, ME
    Hunter Bragg, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  37. June 2016, San Joaquin County, CA
    Earl Stephens Jr., 43
    Fatal pit bull attack

  38. May 2016, Dallas County, TX
    Antoinette Brown, 52
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  39. May 2016, St. Louis County, MO
    Adonis Reddick, 45
    Fatal pit bull attack

  40. April 2016, San Diego County, CA
    Sebastian Caban, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  41. March 2016, Lake County, FL
    Sonda Tyson, 66
    Fatal pit bull attack

  42. March 2016, Mecklenburg County, NC
    Bessie Flowers, 86
    Fatal pit bull attack

  43. March 2016, Thurston County, WA
    Gladys Alexander, 92
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  44. Februrary 2016, Perquimans County, NC
    Suzanne Story, 36
    Fatal pit bull attack

  45. January 2016, Robeson County, NC
    Talan West, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  46. January 2016, Grayson County, VA
    Payton Sawyers, 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  47. January 2016, Yuba County, CA
    Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9
    Fatal pit bull attack

  48. December 2015, Butte County, CA
    Maria Torres, 57
    Fatal pit bull attack

  49. December 2015, St. Clair County, MI
    Rebecca Hardy, 22
    Fatal pit bull attack

  50. December 2015, Wayne County, MI
    Xavier Strickland, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  51. November 2015, Oneida County, NY
    Carter Hartle, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  52. November 2015, Nassau County, NY
    Amiyah Dunston, 9
    Fatal pit bull attack

  53. October 2015, Oklahoma County, OK
    Edgar Brown, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  54. October 2015, Orange County, TX
    Tanner Smith, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  55. September 2015, Berkeley County, WV
    Lamarkus Hicks, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  56. September 2015, Riverside County, CA
    Emilio Rios Sr., 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  57. August 2015, Davie County, NC
    Cathy Wheatcraft, 48
    Fatal pit bull attack

  58. August 2015, Spartanburg County, SC
    Porsche Nicole Cartee, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  59. July 2015, Wagoner County, OK
    Carolyn Lamp, 67
    Fatal pit bull attack

  60. July 2015, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Annie Williams, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  61. July 2015, Henderson County, NC
    Joshua Strother, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  62. July 2015, Reeves County, TX
    Norberto Legarda, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  63. June 2015, Comanche County, OK
    Jordan Collins-Tyson, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  64. May 2015, Cook County, IL
    James Nevils III, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  65. April 2015, Dallas County, TX
    Brayden Wilson, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  66. April 2015, Nye County, NV
    Kenneth Ford, 79
    Fatal pit bull attack

  67. March 2015, Jefferson County, AR
    De'trick Johnson, 36
    Fatal pit bull attack

  68. March 2015, Mellette County, SD
    Julia Whirlwind, 49
    Fatal pit bull attack

  69. March 2015, Ohio County, WV
    Roy Higgenbotham Jr., 62
    Fatal pit bull attack

  70. February 2015, Allegheny County, PA
    TayLynn DeVaughn, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  71. February 2015, Johnson County, AR
    Frederick Crutchfield, 63
    Fatal pit bull attack

  72. January 2015, Page County, IA
    Malaki Mildward, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  73. January 2015, Hernando County, FL
    Declan Moss, 18-months
    Fatal pit bull attack

  74. January 2015, Frederick County, MD
    Eugene Smith, 87
    Fatal pit bull attack

  75. December 2014, Porter County, IN
    Edward Cahill, 40
    Fatal pit bull attack

  76. December 2014, Nueces County, TX
    Rita Ross-Woodard, 64
    Fatal pit bull attack

  77. November 2014, Robeson County, NC
    Alemeaner Dial, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  78. October 2014, Stanislaus County, CA
    Juan Fernandez, 54
    Fatal pit bull attack

  79. September 2014, Sharp County, AR
    Alice Payne, 75
    Fatal pit bull attack

  80. September 2014, Benton County, MS
    David Glass Sr., 51
    Fatal pit bull attack

  81. August 2014, Miami-Dade County, FL
    Javon Dade Jr., 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  82. August 2014, St. Charles County, MO
    Deriah Solem, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  83. August 2014, Levy County, FL
    Joel Chirieleison, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  84. August 2014, Butler County, OH
    Cindy Whisman, 59
    Fatal pit bull attack

  85. July 2014, Montgomery County, OH
    Johnathan Quarles, Jr., < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  86. July 2014, Hillsborough County, FL
    Logan Sheppard, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  87. May 2014, New Haven County, CT
    Rita Pepe, 93
    Fatal pit bull attack

  88. May 2014, Kent County, DE
    Kasii Haith, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  89. May 2014, Lee County, AL
    Katie Morrison, 20
    Fatal pit bull attack

  90. April 2014, Highlands County, FL
    Jessica Norman, 33
    Fatal pit bull attack

  91. April 2014, Bexar County, TX
    Petra Aguirre, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  92. April 2014, St. Clair County, AL
    John Harvard, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  93. March 2014, Kaufman County, TX
    Dorothy Hamilton, 85
    Fatal pit bull attack

  94. March 2014, Holmes County, MS
    Christopher Malone, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  95. March 2014, Terrebonne Parish, LA
    Mia DeRouen, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  96. March 2014, Maricopa County, AZ
    Nancy Newberry, 77
    Fatal pit bull attack

  97. February 2014, Guilford County, NC
    Braelynn Coulter, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  98. February 2014, Bell County, TX
    Je'vaeh Mayes, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  99. January 2014, McLean County, IL
    Kara Hartrich, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  100. January 2014, Comal County, TX
    Betty Clark, 75
    Fatal pit bull attack

  101. January 2014, Harris County, TX
    Christina Bell, 43
    Fatal pit bull attack

  102. December 2013, Valencia County, NM
    Michal Nelson, 41
    Fatal pit bull attack

  103. December 2013, Cook County, IL
    Jah'Niyah White, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  104. November 2013, White County, AR
    Levi Watson, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  105. November 2013, Pierce County, WA
    Nga Woodhead, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  106. November 2013, Forsyth County, NC
    Katherine Atkins, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  107. September 2013, Baltimore County, MD
    Terry Douglass, 56
    Fatal pit bull attack

  108. September 2013, Baker County, OR
    Jordan Ryan, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  109. September 2013, San Bernardino County, CA
    Samuel Zamudio, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  110. September 2013, Maricopa County, AZ
    Daniel Teubner, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  111. August 2013, Harris County, TX
    Juan Campos, 96
    Fatal pit bull attack

  112. June 2013, Florence County, SC
    Arianna Merrbach, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  113. June 2013, Alameda County, CA
    Nephi Selu, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  114. May 2013, Dorchester County, SC
    Carlton Freeman, 80
    Fatal pit bull attack

  115. May 2013, Los Angeles County, CA
    Pamela Devitt, 63
    Fatal pit bull attack

  116. April 2013, Fulton County, GA
    Beau Rutledge, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  117. April 2013, Jasper County, IA
    Jordyn Arndt, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  118. April 2013, San Joaquin County, CA
    Claudia Gallardo, 38
    Fatal pit bull attack

  119. April 2013, Bay County, FL
    Tyler Jett, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  120. March 2013, Bryan County, GA
    Monica Laminack, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  121. March 2013, Walworth County, WI
    Daxton Borchardt, 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  122. March 2013, Knox County, IL
    Ryan Maxwell, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  123. February 2013, Uvalde County, TX
    Isaiah Aguilar, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  124. February 2013, Riverside County, CA
    Elsie Grace, 91
    Fatal pit bull attack

  125. January 2013, Montgomery County, TX
    Christian Gormanous, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  126. January 2013, Greenwood County, SC
    Betty Todd, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  127. December 2012, Shawnee County, KS
    Savannah Edwards, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  128. December 2012, Fresno County, CA
    Esteban Alavez, 34
    Fatal pit bull attack

  129. October 2012, Wayne County, MI
    Tarilyn Bowles, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  130. October 2012, Robeson County, NC
    Mary Jo Hunt, 54
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  131. September 2012, Oklahoma County, OK
    Nellie Davis, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  132. September 2012, Tarrant County, TX
    Rayden Bruce, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  133. September 2012, Perquimans County, NC
    James Hudson, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  134. September 2012, Jefferson County, AR
    Deborah Wilson Roberts, 45
    Fatal pit bull attack

  135. August 2012, Cook County, IL
    Charles Hagerman, 44
    Fatal pit bull attack

  136. August 2012, DeKalb County, GA
    Rebecca Carey, 23
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  137. July 2012, Hamilton County, OH
    Ronnel Brown, 40
    Fatal pit bull attack

  138. June 2012, Washoe County, NV
    Kevin Latz, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  139. June 2012, San Deigo County, CA
    Tyzhel Latella McWilliams, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  140. May 2012, Person County, NC
    Eugene Cameron, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  141. May 2012, Allen County, OH
    Makayla Darnell, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  142. May 2012, Maricopa County, AZ
    Maryann Hanula, 73
    Fatal pit bull attack

  143. May 2012, Doña Ana County, NM
    Jazilyn Mesa, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  144. May 2012, Santa Fe County, NM
    Clifford Wright, 74
    Fatal pit bull attack

  145. April 2012, Bryan County, OK
    James Hurst, 92
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Maryland Court of Appeals confirms pit bulls are inherently dangerous in Tracey v. Solesky.

  146. March 2012, Victoria County, TX
    Kylar Johnson, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  147. March 2012, San Diego County, CA
    Diane Jansen, 59
    Fatal pit bull attack

  148. January 2012, Montgomery County, TX
    Jace Valdez, 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  149. December 2011, Bradley County, TN
    Mable McCallister, 84
    Fatal pit bull attack

  150. December 2011, San Diego County, CA
    Emako Mendoza, 76
    Fatal pit bull attack

  151. December 2011, Lowndes County, GA
    Misti Wyno, 40
    Fatal pit bull attack

  152. December 2011, Winnebago County, IL
    Tonia Parks, 39
    Fatal pit bull attack

  153. December 2011, White County, IN
    Joseph Hines, 58
    Fatal pit bull attack

  154. November 2011, Harris County, TX
    Edna Dyson, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  155. October 2011, Randall County, TX
    Mya Maria Maeda, < 1
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  156. September 2011, New Haven County, CT
    Nevaeh Bryant, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  157. September 2011, Harris County, TX
    Brayden McCollen, < 1
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  158. August 2011, Bladen County, NC
    Addyson Camerino, < 1
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bull(s)

  159. August 2011, Philadelphia County, PA
    Carmen Ramos, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  160. August 2011, Pima County, AZ
    Michael Cook, 61
    Fatal pit bull attack

  161. August 2011, San Mateo County, CA
    Darla Napora, 32
    Fatal pit bull attack

  162. June 2011, Chesterfield County, VA
    Salvador Cotto, < 1
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  163. June 2011, Putnam County, FL
    Roy McSweeney, 74
    Fatal pit bull attack

  164. June 2011, Spotsylvania County, VA
    David Quyon Haigler, 38
    Fatal pit bull attack

  165. April 2011, Sierra County, NM
    Margaret Salcedo, 48
    Fatal pit bull attack

  166. April 2011, Carter County, OK
    Virgil Cantrell, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  167. March 2011, San Bernardino County, CA
    Jennie Erquiaga, 47
    Fatal pit bull attack

  168. February 2011, Kalamazoo County, MI
    Darius Tillman, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  169. January 2011, Pontotoc County, MS
    Ronnie Waldo, 51
    Fatal pit bull attack

  170. January 2011, Union County, NC
    Makayla Woodard, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  171. January 2011, Colusa County, CA
    Linda Leal, 51
    Fatal pit bull attack

  172. December 2010, Riverside County, CA
    Edward Mitchell, 67
    Fatal pit bull attack

  173. November 2010, Dillon County, SC
    Justin Lane, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  174. November 2010, Rusk County, TX
    Kaden Muckleroy, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  175. November 2010, Riverside County, CA
    Christina Casey, 53
    Fatal pit bull attack

  176. October 2010, Duval County, FL
    Justin Valentin, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  177. October 2010, Callaway County, MO
    Rev. John Reynolds, 84
    Fatal pit bull attack

  178. September 2010, McMinn County, TN
    Mattie Daugherty, 85
    Fatal pit bull attack

  179. August 2010, Marshall County, IL
    Jason Walter, 7
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bulls

  180. August 2010, Calaveras County, CA
    Jerry Yates, 69
    Fatal pit bull attack

  181. August 2010, Bibb County, GA
    Tracey Payne, 46
    Fatal pit bull attack

  182. July 2010, Contra Costa County, CA
    Jacob Bisbee, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  183. July 2010, Shelby County, TN
    William Parker, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  184. June 2010, Lorain County, OH
    Michael Winters, 30
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bulls

  185. June 2010, Howard County, IN
    Savannah Gragg, 9
    Fatal pit bull attack

  186. May 2010, San Bernardino County, CA
    Nathan Aguirre, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  187. April 2010, Pasco County, FL
    Thomas Carter Jr., < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  188. March 2010, Lee County, SC
    Ethel Horton, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  189. February 2010, Rockdale, GA
    "Baby Doe" Garrett < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  190. February 2010, Philadelphia County, PA
    Christine Staab, 37
    Fatal pit bull attack

  191. February 2010, Hinds County, MS
    Anastasia Bingham, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  192. January 2010, Cook County, IL
    Johnny Wilson, 56
    Fatal pit bull attack

  193. January 2010, San Bernardino County, CA
    Omar Martinez, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  194. December 2009, Monroe County, WV
    Lowell Bowden, 70
    Fatal pit bull attack

  195. November 2009, Clay County, IL
    Rosie Humphreys, 85
    Fatal pit bull attack

  196. November 2009, Union County, MS
    Destiny Knox, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  197. October 2009, Nevada County, AR
    Matthew Hurt, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  198. October 2009, Merced County, CA
    Colten Smith, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  199. September 2009, Orange County, VA
    Jasmine Deane, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  200. August 2009, Hardy County, WV
    Justin Kummer, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  201. August 2009, Loudoun County, VA
    Carter Delaney, 20
    Fatal pit bull attack

  202. June 2009, Williamson County, IL
    Gabrial Mandrell-Sauerhage, 3
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  203. June 2009, Rusk County, TX
    Justin Clinton, 10
    Fatal pit bull attack

  204. April 2009, Macomb County, MI
    Leonard Lovejoy Jr., < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  205. March 2009, Bexar County, TX
    Izaiah Cox, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  206. March 2009, Caldwell County, TX
    Tyson Miller, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  207. January 2009, Thomas County, GA
    Cheyenne Peppers, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  208. December 2008, Riverside County, CA
    Gerald Adelmund, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  209. November 2008, Clark County, NV
    Alexander Adams, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  210. October 2008, Delaware County, IN
    Chester Jordan, 62
    Fatal pit bull attack

  211. October 2008, Honolulu County, HI
    Iokepa Liptak, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  212. September 2008, Ventura County, CA
    Katya Todesco, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  213. September 2008, Clark County, NV
    Cenedi Kia Carey, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  214. September 2008, Evangeline Parish, LA
    Luna McDaniel, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  215. August 2008, Staten Island, NY
    Henry Piotrowski, 90
    Fatal pit bull attack

  216. August 2008, Anchorage, AK
    Isis Krieger, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  217. August 2008, Wayne County, MI
    Robert Howard, 38
    Fatal pit bull attack

  218. July 2008, Hinds County, MS
    Tony Evans Jr., 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  219. June 2008, Hidalgo County, TX
    Pablo Lopez (Hernandez), 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  220. May 2008, Stephens County, TX
    Tanner Joshua Monk, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  221. May 2008, Onslow County, NC
    Julian Slack, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  222. January 2008, Beauregard Parish, LA
    Kelli Chapman, 24
    Fatal pit bull attack

  223. December 2007, San Bernardino County, CA
    Kelly Caldwell, 45
    Fatal pit bull attack

  224. December 2007, Rabun County, GA
    Blanche Brodeur, 76
    Fatal pit bull attack

  225. December 2007, Dorchester County, SC
    Holden Jernigan, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  226. December 2007, Placer County, CA
    Cora Lee Suehead, 61
    Fatal pit bull attack

  227. November 2007, Knox County, TN
    Jennifer Lowe, 21
    Fatal pit bull attack

  228. November 2007, Bell County, TX
    Seth Lovitt, 11
    Fatal pit bull attack

  229. October 2007, Pontotoc County, OK
    Rosalie Bivins, 65
    Fatal pit bull attack

  230. October 2007, Clay County, FL
    Tina Marie Canterbury, 42
    Fatal pit bull attack

  231. August 2007, Dallas County, TX
    Scott Warren, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  232. August 2007, Hennepin County, MN
    Zachary King Jr, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  233. July 2007, Steuben County, NY
    Saben Jones-Abbott, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  234. June 2007, Volusia County, FL
    Mary Bernal, 63
    Fatal pit bull attack

  235. May 2007, Collier County, FL
    Carshena Benjamin, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  236. May 2007, Chatham County, GA
    Dandre Fisher, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  237. May 2007, Shelby County, TN
    James Chapple Jr., 59
    Fatal pit bull attack

  238. May 2007, Bexar County, TX
    Celestino Rangel, 90
    Fatal pit bull attack

  239. April 2007, Dorchester County, SC
    Brian Palmer, 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  240. March 2007, Dallas County, TX
    Carolina Sotello, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  241. March 2007, Galveston County, TX
    Pamela Rushing, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  242. February 2007, DeKalb County, GA
    Robynn Banks, 2
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  243. January 2007, Bexar County, TX
    Amber Jones, 10
    Fatal pit bull attack

  244. November 2006, Harris County, TX
    Pedro Rios, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  245. November 2006, Russell County, AL
    Richard Adams, 47
    Fatal pit bull attack

  246. November 2006, Bamberg County, SC
    Allen Young, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  247. November 2006, Dillon County, SC
    John Matthew Davis, 10
    Fatal pit bull attack

  248. October 2006, Montgomery County, TX
    David "Ted" McCurry, 41
    Fatal pit bull attack

  249. October 2006, Rockland County, NY
    Jeannine Fusco, 44
    Fatal pit bull attack

  250. August 2006, Dickens County, TX
    Frank Baber, 49
    Fatal pit bull attack

  251. July 2006, Osceola County, FL
    John Brannaman, 81
    Fatal pit bull attack

  252. July 2006, Wyandotte County, KS
    Jimmie McConnell, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  253. July 2006, Hidalgo County, TX
    Mariah Puga, 3
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  254. July 2006, Monongalia County, WV
    Brandon Coleman, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  255. June 2006, Newton County, MS
    Javlyin Anderson, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  256. June 2006, San Bernardino County, CA
    Shaun McCafferty, 27
    Fatal pit bull attack

  257. May 2006, Calvert County, MD
    Raymond Tomco, 77
    Fatal pit bull attack

  258. May 2006, Rio Arriba County, NM
    Juan Garcia, 53
    Fatal pit bull attack

  259. April 2006, Los Angeles County, CA
    "John Doe," 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  260. March 2006, Davie County, NC
    Charles Dalton, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  261. December 2005, Washington County, OK
    Cody Adair, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  262. December 2005, Wayne County, MI
    Mary Stiles, 91
    Fatal pit bull attack

  263. November 2005, Milam County, TX
    Lillian Stiles, 76
    Fatal pit bull attack

  264. November 2005, Bexar County, TX
    Roberto Aguilera, 64
    Fatal pit bull attack

  265. November 2005, Jefferson County, KY
    Hulon Barbour, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  266. November 2005, Jefferson County, KY
    Kylee Johnson, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  267. November 2005, Los Angeles County, CA
    Mike Gomez, 86
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  268. October 2005, Suffolk, VA
    Jonathan Martin, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  269. July 2005, Spalding County, GA
    Dazavious Williams, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  270. June 2005, San Francisco County, CA
    Nicholas Faibish, 12
    Fatal pit bull attack

  271. May 2005, Cabell County, WV
    Arianna Fleeman, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  272. May 2005, St. Louis, MO
    Lorinze Reddings, 42
    Fatal pit bull attack

  273. April 2005, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Ernie Assad, 82
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  274. April 2005, Wayne County, MI
    Cassidy Jeter, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  275. March 2005, Spotsylvania County, VA
    Dorothy Sullivan, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  276. February 2005, Chambers County, AL
    Barbara Pilkington, 70
    Fatal pit bull attack

  277. January 2005, Whiteside County, IL
    Lydia Chaplin, 14
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bulls

  278. January 2005, Fresno County, CA
    Tyler Babcock, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  279. December 2004, Navajo County, AZ
    Annilee McKinnon, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  280. December 2004, Orange County, FL
    Myles Leakes, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  281. December 2004, Hancock County, MS
    Kamryn Billingsley, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  282. October 2004, Hillsborough County, FL
    Anton Brown, 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  283. September 2004, Spartanburg County, SC
    Isaiah Calandis Smith, < 2
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  284. August 2004, Daviess County, KY
    Mary DeLacy, 87
    Fatal pit bull attack

  285. July 2004, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Jordan Lee Parker, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  286. July 2004, Montgomery County, TX
    Baby "John Doe," < 1
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  287. July 2004, Cook County, GA
    Patricia Anderson, 2
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  288. April 2004, Wayne County, MI
    Baby "John Doe," 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  289. April 2004, Mecklenburg County, NC
    Roddie Dumas, Jr., 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  290. January 2004, Harnett County, NC
    Nathan Hill, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  291. December 2003, Montgomery County, AL
    Florence Morris, 78
    Fatal pit bull attack

  292. December 2003, Marion County, FL
    Alice Broom, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  293. November 2003, Elbert County, CO
    Jennifer Brooke, 40
    Fatal pit bull attack

  294. November 2003, Harris County, TX
    Fannie Pharms, 58
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  295. September 2003, Rabun County, GA
    Isaiah Alley, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  296. August 2003, Baltimore County, MD
    Terry Allen Jr., < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  297. June 2003, Riverside County, CA
    Somer Clugston, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  298. May 2003, Westchester County, NY
    Bonnie Page, 75
    Fatal pit bull attack

  299. March 2003, Pierce County, WA
    Tre-Sean Forsman, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  300. February 2003, Hernando County, FL
    Alfred Makuc, 72
    Fatal pit bull attack

  301. January 2003, Cook County, IL
    Anna Cieslewicz, 48
    Fatal pit bull attack

  302. January 2003, Gwinnett County, GA
    Flora Lubin, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  303. December 2002, Bergen County, NJ
    Julia Mazziotto, 80
    Fatal pit bull attack

  304. November 2002, Laclede County, MO
    Michael Caylan Garner, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  305. August 2002, Wapello County, IA
    CharLee Shepherd, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  306. July 2002, Harris County, TX
    Dorothy Carter, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  307. April 2002, New Castle County, DE
    Zachary Grant, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  308. November 2001, DeKalb County, GA
    David Raeford, 40
    Fatal heart attack after altercation with pit bull

  309. October 2001, Pope County, AR
    Carolyn Shatswell, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  310. July 2001, San Joaquin County, CA
    James Dehoyos, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  311. July 2001, Cook County, IL
    Alexander Gillis, 77
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  312. July 2001, Maricopa County, AZ
    Alexandro Caballero Mendoza, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  313. July 2001, Whitfield County, GA
    Mathew Cummings, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  314. June 2001, Hawaii County, HI
    Tyran Moniz-Hilderbrand, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  315. June 2001, Washington County, UT
    Mike Copeland, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  316. April 2001, Bristol County, MA
    Mackenzie Madera, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  317. December 2000, Pima County, AZ
    Louis Tenorio, 59
    Fatal pit bull attack

  318. September 2000, Smith County, TX
    Ahleah Austin, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  319. July 2000, Van Buren County, AR
    Johnathan French, 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  320. July 2000, Lubbock County, TX
    Alva Rogers, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  321. May 2000, Alachua County, FL
    Quentin Wright, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  322. April 2000, San Bernardino County, CA
    Cash Carson, 10
    Fatal pit bull attack

  323. April 2000, Jefferson Parish, LA
    Armini Virgil (Ramani Virgil), 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  324. March 2000, Clay County, FL
    Dallas Isham, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  325. February 2000, Geauga County, OH
    Josiah Holden, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    Just after the American bulldog is recognized as a breed in 1999 by the UKC, Ohio includes the American bulldog as a dog "commonly known as a pit bull" under it's statewide pit bull law.

  326. December 1999, Fairfield County, SC
    John Mickle, 46
    Fatal pit bull attack

  327. November 1999, Pima County, AZ
    Joan Encinas, 42
    Fatal pit bull attack

  328. August 1999, Cocke County, TN
    Malcolm Morelock, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  329. July 1999, Citrus County, FL
    Melissa Hunt, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  330. June 1999, San Diego County, CA
    Shalen Darshea Cammon, 3
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  331. February 1999, Marion County, OR
    Jesus Gasca, 8
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  332. February 1999, Chatham County, GA
    Roger Eugene Dukes, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  333. February 1999, Los Angeles County, CA
    Fily Araujo, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack
    CDC stops tracking fatal dog attack data by breed.

  334. September 1998, Wayne County, MI
    Frankie Higginbotham, 44
    Fatal pit bull attack

  335. January 1998, Rockingham County, NC
    Tina Piraino, 9
    Fatal pit bull attack

  336. October 1997, Lubbock County, TX
    Aurora Gonzales, 64
    Fatal pit bull attack

  337. August 1997, Washington County, FL
    Jonathan Langford, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  338. July 1997, Queens, NY
    Salvatore Biagini, 70
    Fatal heart attack after altercation with pit bull

  339. April 1997, Barton County, MO
    Derrick Brandell, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  340. December 1996, The Bronx, NY
    Frank Camis, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  341. October 1995, Yakima County, WA
    Walter Feser, 75
    Fatal pit bull attack

  342. September 1995, Grand Forks County, ND
    Jeffrey Marshall Allen, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  343. July 1995, Ventura County, CA
    Jessica Hull, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  344. November 1994, Los Angeles County, CA
    Baby "Doe" Garcia, < 1
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bulls

  345. November 1994, New London County, CT
    Rudolf Minar, 71
    Fatal heart attack after altercation with pit bull

  346. September 1994, The Bronx, NY
    Ana Claudio, 66
    Fatal pit bull attack

  347. February 1994, Baltimore County, MD
    Tevin Williams, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  348. July 1993, Tulare County, CA
    Luis Gordo Hernandez, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  349. November 1992, Cumberland County, NC
    Beulah Owens, 91
    Fatal pit bull attack

  350. September 1992, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Angela Kaplan, 28
    Fatal pit bull attack

  351. May 1992, Orange County, FL
    Randall Ayers, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  352. February 1992, Anchorage, AK
    Robert Coffman, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  353. February 1992, Kent County, MI
    Derrick Goree, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  354. September 1991, Jefferson County, KY
    Steven Ray "Rocky" Oerther, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  355. April 1991, Allen County, IN
    Nicholas Alexander Hinton, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack and wolf hybrid

  356. October 1990, Collin County, TX
    Jessica Cole, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  357. July 1990, Cook County, IL
    Tionna Kenny, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  358. July 1990, Oconee County, SC
    Jason Lee Wilson, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  359. June 1990, Cook County, IL
    Kelsey Provo, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  360. June 1990, Shelby County, TN
    Betty Lou Stidham, 57
    Fatal pit bull attack

  361. April 1990, Gwinnett County, GA
    James C. Mills, 81
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  362. February 1990, Shelby County, TN
    Lillian Butler, 72
    Fatal pit bull attack

  363. January 1990, Los Angeles County, CA
    Lilly Marjee, 70
    Fatal pit bull attack
    (1989 to 1991) California, Florida and Texas enact statewide anti-BSL laws.

  364. November 1989, Humboldt County, CA
    Garrett East, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  365. October 1989, Duval County, FL
    Frances Fletcher, 73
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack
    Denver County, Colorado enacts pit bull ban.

  366. May 1989, Brazoria County, TX
    Dustin Webb, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Miami-Dade County, Florida enacts pit bull ban.

  367. December 1988, Stark County, OH
    Amber Haverstock, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  368. November 1988, Kane County, IL
    Kevin Cull, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  369. October 1988, Comanche County, OK
    Doyce Fielder III, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  370. March 1988, DeKalb County, GA
    Chatt (Chett) Hyder, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  371. February 1988, Bibb County, AL
    Will Smith, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  372. December 1987, Wayne County, MI
    Brian Lillis, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  373. December 1987, Galveston County, TX
    Johannes Wilkins, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  374. September 1987, Franklin County, OH
    Shannon Tucker, 2
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  375. July 1987, Monroe County, NY
    Robert Barbarita, 29
    Fatal pit bull attack

  376. June 1987, Santa Clara County, CA
    James Soto, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack
    State of Ohio enacts pit bull law.

  377. April 1987, Montgomery County, OH
    Dr. William G. Eckman, 67
    Fatal pit bull attack

  378. April 1987, Oklahoma County, OK
    Melissa Larabee, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  379. January 1987, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Woodie Mitchell, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  380. November 1986, DeKalb County, GA
    Billy Gordon Jr., 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  381. October 1986, Denver County, CO
    Fernando Salazar, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Cincinnati, Ohio enacts pit bull ban.

  382. September 1986, Dallas County, TX
    Sarah Faye DeMos, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  383. June 1986, Gogebic County, MI
    Kyle Corullo, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  384. April 1986, Pike County, GA
    Renee Smith, 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  385. April 1986, Volusia County, FL
    Aaron Hutchings, 79
    Fatal pit bull attack

  386. April 1986, Multnomah County, OR
    Christopher Dickey, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  387. February 1986, Gregg County, TX
    Steven Mark Fiengo Jr., 6
    Fatal pit bull attack
    South Miami, Florida enacts pit bull law.

  388. October 1985, Clackamas County, OR
    Jessica Sue Huhn, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  389. September 1985, Baltimore County, MD
    Rebecca Puckett, 57
    Fatal pit bull attack

  390. March 1985, Cobb County, GA
    Eckhard Borchardt, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  391. February 1985, Maricopa County, AZ
    Deborah Pernell, 33
    Fatal pit bull attack

  392. March 1985, Mecklenburg County, NC
    James Shirley, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  393. December 1984, Broward County, FL
    Daniel Lloyd Smith, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  394. October 1984, Manhattan, NY
    Coral Robinson, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  395. September 1984, Knoxville County, TN
    Douglas Edward Waddell Jr., < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  396. April 1984, Travis County, TX
    Jacob Hoffer, 6
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  397. February 1984, Montgomery County, TX
    James Miller, 4
    Fatal pit bull attackVillage of Tijeras, New Mexico enacts pit bull ban.

  398. December 1983, Coffee County, AL
    Emma Grace Oliver, 64
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  399. October 1983, Cook County, IL
    Patricia Aliprandi, < 2
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  400. October 1983, Harper County, KS
    Grace Parsons, 67
    Fatal pit bull attack

  401. July 1983, Athens-Clarke County, GA
    Jennifer Rasper, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  402. July 1983, Los Angeles County, CA
    Sara Lynn Delance, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  403. June 1983, Hamilton County, OH
    Marcellus Hampton, 11
    Fatal pit bull attack

  404. March 1983, Cherokee County, NC
    Ruby Smith, 79
    Fatal pit bull attack

  405. October 1982, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Crystal Rose White, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  406. June 1982, San Diego County, CA
    George De Martini, 68
    Fatal pit bull attack

  407. May 1982, Elmore County, AL
    Angela Jones, 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  408. December 1981, San Bernardino County, CA
    Sheldon Smith, 47
    Died four days after pit bull attack due to blood poisoning

  409. August 1981, Cameron County, TX
    Jason Cabe, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  410. 1981, Honolulu County, HI
    "John Doe," 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  411. April 1981, Hockley County, TX
    Kelly Brown, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Topeka, Kansas enacts pit bull law.

  412. November 1980, Bibb County, GA
    Charles Vance Coleman, 11
    Fatal pit bull attack

  413. February 1980, Los Angeles County, CA
    Norman Ben Jr., 3
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Hollywood, Florida enacts first modern pit bull law.

  414. 1979 to 1982, SC
    Toddler "John Doe," 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  415. September 1979, Maricopa County, AZ
    Lillian Whitehead, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack
    1975 to 1979 marks the leakage period, when pit bulls leaked into the general population and their breeding numbers surged.

  416. December 1978, Brevard County, FL
    Glen David Phelps, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  417. May 1977, Riverside County, CA
    Mathew Cochran, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  418. July 1976, Alameda County, CA
    Michael McNair, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  419. May 1976, Fresno County, CA
    Misty Lee, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Prior to the 1970's, pit bulls were often called pit dogs, pit bulldogs, bull terriers and bulldogs. Even today, pit bulls are called "bulldogs."

  420. September 1965, Dallas County, TX
    Mark Paul Dale, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  421. April 1965, Salt Lake County, UT
    David Carr Hackwell, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  422. May 1951, Wayne County, IL
    Fred William Mills, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  423. February 1951, Bell County, TX
    Mary De La Pena, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  424. July 1947, The Bronx, NY
    Stanley Balaban, 11
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  425. February 1945, Los Angeles County, CA
    Marguerite Theresa Derdenger, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  426. May 1945, Dade County, FL
    Doretta Zinke, 39
    Fatal pit bull attack

  427. June 1942, Columbus County, NC
    Vernel Jacobs, 17-months
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  428. May 1940, Winkler County, TX
    Raleigh Leroy Henderson, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  429. May 1939, Hendricks County, IN
    Charles Lyons, Jr., 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  430. December 1937, Wichita County, TX
    L. G. Brown, 71
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    In 1935, the American Kennel Club (AKC) began recognizing the pit bull breed, but only under name "Staffordshire Terrier."

  431. March 1934, Worcester County, MA
    Eunice Dean, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  432. May 1931, Cook County, IL
    Mary Loretta Watson, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  433. February 1928, El Paso County, TX
    Emily Kienle, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  434. July 1924, El Paso County, TX
    Salvador Raminez, Adult
    Fatal pack attack involving bulldog(s) (pit bull-type)

  435. February 1924, Jewell County, KS
    Letha Sanders, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  436. December 1921, Orleans Parish, LA
    Anthony Vento, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  437. August 1919, Warren County, MS
    "John Doe," Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    (Above) First documented instance of a bulldog used to savage an African American man to death in a violent race clash - Vicksburg, Mississippi.

  438. September 1917, Orleans Parish, LA
    John T. Michel, Jr., 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  439. August 1917, The Bronx, NY
    Ralph Perotta (John Potta), 9
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  440. September 1916, Johnston County, OK
    "Jane Doe," 8
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  441. December 1912, Jefferson County, AL
    Jasper Goff, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  442. November 1912, New York City (Harlem)
    Harry Pecher, 11
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  443. June 1912, Cook County, IL
    Ignatz Obolhusky, < 1
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  444. June 1911, Dutchess County, NY
    Esther Haight, 25
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    By August 1911, Ogden enacted a pit "bulldog" ordinance. The dogs are known as a menace.
    Also, there is a public call to ban pit "bulldogs" in the District of Columbia after a series of attacks.

  445. May 1911, Jefferson County, IL
    "John Doe" Yearwood, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  446. May 1910, Cook County, IL
    Mary Ryan, 72
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  447. March 1910, Manhattan, NY
    Bernard Romm, 10
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  448. December 1909, Manhattan, NY
    Carl Limpert, Adult
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  449. November 1909, Manhattan, NY
    John Eldice, < 2
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  450. October 1909, Lake County, OH
    Floyd Brewer, 14
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  451. August 1909, Brooklyn, NY
    Freida Sness, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  452. February 1909, Letcher County, KY
    Harrison Banks, Jr., Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  453. February 1909, Essex County, MA
    Bert Colby Leadbetter, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  454. June 1908, Franklin County, OH
    Martha Ridgely, 68
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  455. May 1908, Baltimore County, MD
    George Davis, 30
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  456. March 1908, Hamilton County, OH
    Baby "Doe," < 1
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  457. September 1907, Philadelphia County, PA
    Jefferson Norris, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  458. July 1907, Logan County, OK
    Baby "Doe" Manning, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  459. February 1907, Plymouth County, MA
    Margaret Goss, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  460. February 1907, Philadelphia County, PA
    Lena Smith, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  461. December 1906, Montgomery County, IN
    Nancy Wallace, 90
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  462. November 1906, Kanawha County, WV
    Abe Bord, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  463. May 1906, Lamar County, TX
    Mrs. James Crow, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  464. June 1905, Cook County, IL
    Yvonne Davis, < 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  465. April 1904, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Arthur Buss, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  466. July 1902, Alleghany County, VA
    Pedestrian "John Doe"
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  467. May 1902, Elkhart County, IN
    "John" Forrey, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  468. January 1902, Westchester County, NY
    Mary Kelly, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  469. September 1901, Mercer County, PA
    Mabel Mahon, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  470. February 1901, Menominee County, MI
    Palu Brunette, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  471. September 1900, Jefferson County, KY
    Baby "Doe" Johnston, < 1
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    In April 1898, pit bull fancier Chauncey Z. Bennett formed the United Kennel Club (UKC), the first club to recognize the pit bull breed. Bennett wrote the rules and regulations governing recognized dog fight matches to bring "organization" to the blood sport.

  472. June 1900, Cook County, IL
    Hans Uzenberger, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  473. April 1899, Kansas City, MO
    Annie Jackson, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  474. March 1899, Vanderburgh County, IN
    "Jane Doe" Fitzwilliams, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  475. May 1898, Black Hawk County, IA
    Jeanette Ireland, 40
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  476. December 1897, Ashtabula County, OH
    Clifford Squires, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  477. May 1897, Manhattan, NY
    George Kraus, 8
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  478. March 1897, Cook County, IL
    Cark Erickson, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  479. March 1897, Schuylkill County, PA
    Joseph Davis (Hoepstine), 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  480. November 1896, Rensselaer County, NY
    James Waker, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  481. June 1896, Albemarie County, VA
    Johnnie Martin, 11
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  482. June 1896, Racine County, WI
    Harry Acklam, 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    By August 1896, Sacramento enacted a pit "bulldog" ordinance. The dogs are known as savage.
    Also, there is a public call to ban pit "bulldogs" in the City of Chicago after a series of attacks.

  483. February 1896, Bergen County, NJ
    Maggie Gorman, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    First documented home invasion attack.

  484. June 1894, Schuylkill County, PA
    Frank Tory, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  485. May 1894, Mercer County, KY
    Mary Brand, 16
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  486. July 1893, Atlantic County, NJ
    "Baby Doe," Infant
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  487. June 1893, Winnebago County, IA
    "Farmer" Riley, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  488. June 1892, Cook County, IL
    Herman Kronkaw, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  489. February 1892, Essex County, NJ
    Annie Kent, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  490. December 1891, Montgomery County, IN
    James Lee, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  491. October 1891, Warren County, IN
    Mary Glendenning, 35
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  492. May 1891, Madison County, OH
    "John" McClimans, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  493. April 1891, Los Angeles County, CA
    Don Shorb, 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  494. April 1891, Dubuque County, IA
    "John Doe" Meyer, 10
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  495. March 1891, Berks County, PA
    "Birdie" Miller, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  496. October 1889, Harrison County, IN
    Perry Wolfe, 13
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  497. September 1889, Racine County, WI
    Joseph Hurtzen, 9
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  498. July 1889, Hamilton County, OH
    John Pumphrey, 73
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  499. May 1889, Elkhart County, IN
    "Baby Jane Doe," 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  500. May 1889, Licking County, OH
    "John Doe," 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  501. November 1888, Lake County, IN
    "Jane" Westfield, 13
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  502. October 1888, Cumberland/Franklin Counties, PA
    Isaac Lifter, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  503. January 1888, Hancock County, OH
    Charley Joy, 9
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  504. July 1887, Des Moines County, IA
    Clarence Leipart, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  505. March 1887, New Haven County, CT
    Baby "Doe" Sweeney, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  506. October 1886, Cook County, IL
    William Klinkhammer, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  507. August 1886, Allegheny County, PA
    Florence Atchison, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  508. February 1886, Augusta-Richmond County, GA
    Jimmy Gallagher, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  509. March 1886, Cook County, IL
    Georgie Johnson, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  510. September 1885, Greene County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Parsons, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  511. July 1885, Lehigh County, PA
    Baby "Doe" Beining, < 1
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  512. September 1884, Brooklyn, NY
    Willie Maher, 9
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  513. September 1884, Alamance County, NC
    Mary Foust, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  514. July 1883, Ohio County, WV
    Frederick Multe, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  515. May 1882, Miami County, OH
    Belle Hoover, adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  516. November 1881, New Castle County, DE
    Frank Fox, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  517. July 1881, Erie County, PA
    "Jane Doe" Campbell, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  518. February 1881, McKean County, PA
    Miss Shearer, 16
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    The famous Pilot vs. Crib dogfighting match in 1881 was held in Pittsburg, Kentucky. People from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, New Orleans and more traveled to attend. The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad issued special excursion tickets to the fight.

  519. May 1880, Tishomingo County, MS
    "John Doe," Elderly
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  520. May 1880, Ohio County, WV
    "Jane Doe" Gillespie, Elderly
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  521. July 1879, Bergen County, NJ
    Sammy Ryer, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  522. September 1878, Stark County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Applinger, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  523. March 1877, Hamilton County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Boote, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  524. September 1876, Lawrence County, PA
    "John Doe," Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  525. December 1875, Adams County, MS
    "Jane Doe" James Fagan, Adult
    Fatal dog attack involving bulldog (pit bull-type)

  526. March 1865, Rockingham County, NH
    "Baby Doe," Infant
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  527. January 1858, Brooklyn, NY
    Eddie Johnston, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  528. October 1856, Rensselaer County, NY
    James O'Connell, 12
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  529. November 1850, Montgomery County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Schenck, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    By the 1850s, dogfighters were well ensconced in America. Cargo ships plying the Atlantic were regularly bringing pit dogs from both England and Ireland. - American Pit Bull Terrier Handbook

  530. November 1844, Baltimore County, MD
    John Dubernard, Adult
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  531. October 1836, Allegan County, MI
    J. Alverston, Young Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  532. March 1833, Allegheny County, PA
    "Baby Doe," Infant
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

fact

U.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 310 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 2.9 deaths per year. From 2009 to 2016, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 22.9 deaths per year, a 690% increase.

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