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%.
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1896 Breed-Specific ‘Pit’ Bulldog Ordinance – Sacramento, California
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
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1891 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Don Shorb
April 1891, Los Angeles County, CA Don Shorb, 7 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) See related map The Record Union April 11, 1891 Library of Congress Fatally Bitten by a Bulldog Los Angeles, April 10 – Don Shorb, 7-year … Continue reading
Posted in 1891 Fatal Pit Bull Attack, Pre CDC Acquienscence Tagged 1891, California