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: Arizona
July 2016, Navajo County, AZ Kayden Begay, 3 Fatal pit bull attack – child fatality View related map Window Rock, AZ – A 3-year old boy was killed by a pack of dogs in Seba Dalkai Thursday. The community is … Continue reading
May 2012, Maricopa County, AZ Maryann Hanula, 73 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Surprise, AZ – An elderly woman badly mauled by two pit bulls last year has died. Maryann Hanula, then 72-years old, was in her front … Continue reading
August 2011, Pima County, AZ Michael Cook, 61-years old Fatal dog attack: pit bull Twenty days after suffering catastrophic injuries from his pet pit bull, Michael Cook succumbed to his condition this morning and died. Since the August 3 mauling, … Continue reading