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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February 1928, El Paso County, TX Emily Kienle, 4 Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack Roswell Daily Record February 11, 1928 View related map Pet Bull Dog Kills Child at El Paso El Paso, Texas, Feb 11 –(AP)– Turning on his … Continue reading
January 2012, Montgomery County, TX Baby John Doe, 1 Fatal dog attack: pit bull See related map Montgomery County, TX – On Saturday evening, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal pit bull mauling in the 27000 block of … Continue reading
May 1906, Lamar County, TX Mrs. James Crow, Adult Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map The Jimplecute May 5, 1906 Library of Congress Bitten by Bulldogs Lady Was So Fightfully Injured Death is Almost Certain Paris, Tex., … Continue reading
May 1940, Winkler County, TX Raleigh Leroy Henderson, 3 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map Kermit, TX – A bulldog fatally chewed and mangled three-year-old Raleigh Leroy Henderson yesterday. The animal was a pet of the family… … Continue reading