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 3 deaths per year. From 2011 to 2018, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 25.5 deaths per year, an increase of over 740%.
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Category Archives: 1896 Fatal Pit Bull Attack
February 1896, Bergen County, NJ Maggie Gorman, 6 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) Vicious Bulldogs In New Jersey ——- A Girl Fatally Bitten and a Man’s Hand Badly Lacerated ——- Rutherford, N.J., Feb. 26 – Maggie Gorman, six years … Continue reading
June 1896, Albemarie County, VA Johnnie Martin, 11 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) Boy Killed by Bulldogs Last Friday evening, Johnnie Martin, 11 years of age, son of J. Martin, Tax-collector, near Carter’s Bridge, in Albemarie county, was sent … Continue reading
June 1896, Racine County, WI Harry Acklam, 7 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) View: Victim’s memorial website View: Related DogsBite.org blog post The police began an investigation and an hour later found the remains of the lad in a … Continue reading