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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September 2018, Columbia, Maryland Robin Conway, 64-years old Fatal pit bull attack View related map Columbia, MD – A 64-year old woman is dead after being attacked by a pit bull she adopted two weeks ago, states a news release … Continue reading
Local Matters The Sun Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland November 15, 1844 Local Matters. Dead. — We regret to state that the apprehensions expressed by the physicians on Wednesday evening, have proved to be true, and Mr. John A. Dubernard, who was … Continue reading
September 2013, Baltimore County, MD Terry Douglass, 56 Fatal pit bull attack 11/03/13: Attacked Victim Twice Before Late Saturday night, the Baltimore Sun published a disturbing update to the nation’s most recent fatal pit bull attack. Terry Douglass, 56, died … Continue reading