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%.
Category Archives: 1912 Fatal Pit Bull Attack
Mad Dog Tears Child Fatally; Bites Mother The Sun (New York) November 14, 1912 Library of Congress View related map Animal Waits Until Young Master, Ill, Is Alone and Attacks Him ———- Woman Tackles Brute ———- Battles to Save Children … Continue reading
June 1912, Cook County, 1912 Ignatz Obolhusky, < 1 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map Ignatz Obolhusky, 8 months, badly bitten by bulldog owned by F. Vellack in rear of home 965 Milwaukee ave. Will die. – … Continue reading
December 1912, Jefferson County, AL Jasper Goff, 5 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) See related map Bulldog Kills Child Bessemer, AL Dec 16 – With his jaws locked on the throat of five-year-old Jasper Goff, a vicious bulldog strangled … Continue reading