factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 340 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 2010 to 2017, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 25 deaths per year, an increase of over 700%.
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August 2016, Las Vegas, NV Derion Stevenson, 9 Fatal pit bull attack Las Vegas, NV – The Clark County coroner’s office said 9-year old Derion Stevenson died from blunt force injuries to the neck and head from the dog attack. … Continue reading