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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December 2017, oochland County, Virginia Bethany Stephens, 22-years old Fatal pit bull attack View related map Goochland County, VA – On Friday, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew gave a press conference about a 22-year old woman who was mauled to … Continue reading
January 2016, Grayson County, VA Payton Sawyers, 1 Fatal pit bull attack View related map The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has charged a couple with murder after their pit bull brutally attacked a child who was under their care. John … Continue reading
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
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