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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In Police Circles August 2, 1904 Charlotte Observer In Police Circles Violated the Bull Dog Ordinance That bulldog ordinance is getting in its work on Mr. S. J. Biggers, the Seventh street groceryman, and Paul Biggers, his son, who are … Continue reading
Would Muzzle All Bull Dogs The Times Dispatch December 1, 1904 Richmond, Virginia Library of Congress Would Muzzle All Bull Dogs Committee on Police Recommend Sweeping Ordinance to the Council The bull dog ordinance is as follows: 1. That no … Continue reading