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%.
Tag Archives: texas
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
November 2011, Harris County, TX Edna Dyson, 71 Fatal dog attack: pit bulls View related map Houston, TX – A Houston woman severely mauled by two pit bulls last week died from her injuries Tuesday. Click2houston.com reports that 71-year old … Continue reading
October 2011, Potter County, TX Baby Doe, 11-days old Fatal dog attack: pit bull-mix See related map Amarillo, TX – In a developing story, an 11-day old baby was killed early Monday by the family pit bull-mix. Amarillo Police officers … Continue reading
September 2011, Harris County, TX Brayden McCollen, 13-days old Fatal dog attack: pit bull-mix See related map Cypress, TX – There has been another U.S. fatal dog mauling. The most recent death also involves a newborn. Cick2Houston.com reports that a … 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