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: 1889 Fatal Pit Bull Attack
July 1889, Hamilton County, OH John Pumphrey, 73 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) See related map The Evening Bulletin July 26, 1889 Library of Congress …While passing a stone yard two savage bulldogs belonging to Anthony Hess, night watchman … Continue reading
May 1889, Licking County, OH John Doe, 6 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) See related map A six-year old boy was attacked by a bulldog at Newark and fatally injured. – The News-Herald
September 1889, Racine County, WI Joseph Hurtzen, 9-years old Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) With a Ferocious Bulldog–He Fights While He Has Life Racine, Wis., — Sept. 24, Yesterday afternoon a feocious bulldog, owned by a man named Kull, … Continue reading