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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A jurisdiction in southern Florida, the City of Hollywood, passed the first known modern pit bull ordinance in the United States after a series of attacks, most notably the horrific mauling of 7-year old Frankie Scarbrough. The Everglades Pit Bull … Continue reading
Bulldogs of Tampa Must Wear Masks Tampa Tribune June 28, 1908 Bulldogs of Tampa Must Wear Masks Chief of Police Woodward will issue instructions to members of the force to arrest every person who allows a bull dog to run … Continue reading
Three Ordinances Passed at Adjourned Session Wednesday Afternoon Gainesville Daily Sun October 26, 1907 Gainsville, Florida Library of Congress The ordinance providing that bulldogs running at large upon the streets must be muzzled, and providing a penalty for the failure … Continue reading