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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1904: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Richmond VA
Would Muzzle All Bull Dogs The Times Dispatch December 1, 1904 Richmond, Virginia Library of Congress Would Muzzle All Bull Dogs Committee on Police Recommend Sweeping Ordinance to the Council The bull dog ordinance is as follows: 1. That no … Continue reading
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1896 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Johnnie Martin
June 1896, Albemarie County, VA Johnnie Martin, 11 Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) Boy Killed by Bulldogs Last Friday evening, Johnnie Martin, 11 years of age, son of J. Martin, Tax-collector, near Carter’s Bridge, in Albemarie county, was sent … Continue reading
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