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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Tag Archives: 1896
A Savage Dog The Record-Union April 12, 1896 Library of Congress A Savage Dog Attacks Domestic Animals and Causes the Arrest of His Master. A savage bulldog yesterday attacked an inoffensive cat in the neighborhood of K street, between Fourth … Continue reading
The Murderous Bulldog Daily Inter Ocean June 6, 1896 The Murderous Bulldog. Within the past two weeks three causes, additional to the multitude theretofore existing, have been assigned in favor of the passage of an act prohibitory of the keeping … Continue reading
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