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%.
Fatal Dog Bite Statistics
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June 2013, Florence County, SC Arianna Merrbach, 5 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 06/25/13: Aunt Owned Dog Herbie Christmas with Florence County Environmental Services confirmed that the dog involved in the girl’s death was a pit bull-mix. Christmas … Continue reading
May 2013, Dorchester County, SC Carlton Freeman, 80 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 05/14/13: Four Pit Bulls ABC News 4 reports (video only) that family members of Carlton Freeman saw the four dogs pull him from his wheelchair … Continue reading
January 2013, Greenwood County, SC Betty Todd, 65 Fatal pit bull attack View related map UPDATE: 01/09/13: More details have been released about the most recent fatal pit bull mauling. Officials say Betty Todd was watching her grandchildren at her … Continue reading