factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 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 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.
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Category Archives: Post CDC Acquiescence
January 2012, Montgomery County, TX Baby John Doe, 1 Fatal dog attack: pit bull See related map Montgomery County, TX – On Saturday evening, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal pit bull mauling in the 27000 block of … Continue reading
September 2011, New Haven County, CT Nevaeh Bryant, 21-months old Fatal dog attack: pit bulls West Haven, CT – In a developing story, police have confirmed that a 20-month old child was killed after being attacked by pit bulls in … Continue reading
February 1999, Chatham County, GA Roger Eugene Dukes, 6 Fatal dog attack: pit bull Speaking at a public meeting several days after the attack, Ebony told the audience that “Crush bit his head. He bit his neck, bit his face … Continue reading
Human deaths by pit bulls surpasses 160 since the CDC stopped studying fatal dog attack data at the end of 1998 — swayed by the heavy-handed help of the AVMA and animal welfare lobbying groups. Learn more.