1. November 2006, Harris County, TX
    Pedro Rios, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  2. November 2006, Russell County, AL
    Richard Adams, 47
    Fatal pit bull attack

  3. November 2006, Bamberg County, SC
    Allen Young, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  4. November 2006, Dillon County, SC
    John Matthew Davis, 10
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  5. October 2006, Montgomery County, TX
    David "Ted" McCurry, 41
    Fatal pit bull attack

  6. October 2006, Rockland County, NY
    Jeannine Fusco, 44
    Fatal pit bull attack

  7. August 2006, Dickens County, TX
    Frank Baber, 49
    Fatal pit bull attack

  8. July 2006, Osceola County, FL
    John Brannaman, 81
    Fatal pit bull attack

  9. July 2006, Wyandotte County, KS
    Jimmie McConnell, 71
    Fatal pit bull attack

  10. July 2006, Hidalgo County, TX
    Mariah Puga, 3
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  11. July 2006, Monongalia County, WV
    Brandon Coleman, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  12. June 2006, Newton County, MS
    Javlyin Anderson, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  13. June 2006, San Bernardino County, CA
    Shaun McCafferty, 27
    Fatal pit bull attack

  14. May 2006, Calvert County, MD
    Raymond Tomco, 77
    Fatal pit bull attack

  15. May 2006, Rio Arriba County, NM
    Juan Garcia, 53
    Fatal pit bull attack

  16. April 2006, Los Angeles County, CA
    "John Doe," 45 to 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  17. March 2006, Davie County, NC
    Charles Dalton, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  18. December 2005, Washington County, OK
    Cody Adair, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  19. December 2005, Wayne County, MI
    Mary Stiles, 91
    Fatal pit bull attack

  20. November 2005, Milam County, TX
    Lillian Stiles, 76
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  21. November 2005, Bexar County, TX
    Roberto Aguilera, 64
    Fatal pit bull attack

  22. November 2005, Jefferson County, KY
    Hulon Barbour, 60
    Fatal pit bull attack

  23. November 2005, Jefferson County, KY
    Kylee Johnson, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  24. November 2005, Los Angeles County, CA
    Mike Gomez, 86
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  25. October 2005, Suffolk, VA
    Jonathan Martin, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  26. July 2005, Spalding County, GA
    Dazavious Williams, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  27. June 2005, San Francisco County, CA
    Nicholas Faibish, 12
    Fatal pit bull attack

  28. May 2005, Cabell County, WV
    Arianna Fleeman, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  29. May 2005, St. Louis, MO
    Lorinze Reddings, 42
    Fatal pit bull attack

  30. April 2005, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Ernie Assad, 82
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  31. April 2005, Wayne County, MI
    Cassidy Jeter, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  32. March 2005, Spotsylvania County, VA
    Dorothy Sullivan, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  33. February 2005, Chambers County, AL
    Barbara Pilkington, 70
    Fatal pit bull attack

  34. January 2005, Whiteside County, IL
    Lydia Chaplin, 14
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bulls

  35. January 2005, Fresno County, CA
    Tyler Babcock, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  36. December 2004, Navajo County, AZ
    Annilee McKinnon, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  37. December 2004, Orange County, FL
    Myles Leakes, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  38. December 2004, Hancock County, MS
    Kamryn Billingsley, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  39. October 2004, Hillsborough County, FL
    Anton Brown, 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  40. September 2004, Spartanburg County, SC
    Isaiah Calandis Smith, < 2
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  41. August 2004, Daviess County, KY
    Mary DeLacy, 87
    Fatal pit bull attack

  42. July 2004, Nacogdoches County, TX
    Jordan Lee Parker, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  43. July 2004, Montgomery County, TX
    Baby "John Doe," < 1
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  44. July 2004, Cook County, GA
    Patricia Anderson, 2
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  45. April 2004, Wayne County, MI
    Baby "John Doe," 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  46. April 2004, Mecklenburg County, NC
    Roddie Dumas, Jr., 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  47. January 2004, Harnett County, NC
    Nathan Hill, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  48. December 2003, Montgomery County, AL
    Florence Morris, 78
    Fatal pit bull attack

  49. December 2003, Marion County, FL
    Alice Broom, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  50. November 2003, Elbert County, CO
    Jennifer Brooke, 40
    Fatal pit bull attack

  51. November 2003, Harris County, TX
    Fannie Pharms, 58
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  52. September 2003, Rabun County, GA
    Isaiah Alley, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  53. August 2003, Baltimore County, MD
    Terry Allen Jr., < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  54. June 2003, Riverside County, CA
    Somer Clugston, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  55. May 2003, Westchester County, NY
    Bonnie Page, 75
    Fatal pit bull attack

  56. March 2003, Pierce County, WA
    Tre-Sean Forsman, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  57. February 2003, Hernando County, FL
    Alfred Makuc, 72
    Fatal pit bull attack

  58. January 2003, Cook County, IL
    Anna Cieslewicz, 48
    Fatal pit bull attack

  59. January 2003, Gwinnett County, GA
    Flora Lubin, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  60. December 2002, Bergen County, NJ
    Julia Mazziotto, 80
    Fatal pit bull attack

  61. November 2002, Laclede County, MO
    Michael Caylan Garner, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  62. August 2002, Wapello County, IA
    CharLee Shepherd, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  63. July 2002, Harris County, TX
    Dorothy Carter, 52
    Fatal pit bull attack

  64. April 2002, New Castle County, DE
    Zachary Grant, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  65. November 2001, DeKalb County, GA
    David Raeford, 40
    Fatal heart attack after altercation with pit bull

  66. October 2001, Pope County, AR
    Carolyn Shatswell, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  67. July 2001, San Joaquin County, CA
    James Dehoyos, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  68. July 2001, Cook County, IL
    Alexander Gillis, 77
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  69. July 2001, Maricopa County, AZ
    Alexandro Caballero Mendoza, 50
    Fatal pit bull attack

  70. July 2001, Whitfield County, GA
    Mathew Cummings, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  71. June 2001, Hawaii County, HI
    Tyran Moniz-Hilderbrand, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  72. June 2001, Washington County, UT
    Mike Copeland, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  73. April 2001, Bristol County, MA
    Mackenzie Madera, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  74. December 2000, Pima County, AZ
    Louis Tenorio, 59
    Fatal pit bull attack

  75. September 2000, Smith County, TX
    Ahleah Austin, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  76. July 2000, Van Buren County, AR
    Johnathan French, 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  77. July 2000, Lubbock County, TX
    Alva Rogers, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  78. June 2000, Pinellas County, FL
    Jasmine Dillashaw, < 1
    Fatal attack involving pit bull

  79. May 2000, Alachua County, FL
    Quentin Wright, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  80. April 2000, San Bernardino County, CA
    Cash Carson, 10
    Fatal pit bull attack

  81. April 2000, Jefferson Parish, LA
    Armini Virgil (Ramani Virgil), 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  82. March 2000, Clay County, FL
    Dallas Isham, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  83. February 2000, Geauga County, OH
    Josiah Holden, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    Just after the American bulldog is recognized as a breed in 1999 by the UKC, Ohio includes the American bulldog as a dog "commonly known as a pit bull" under it's statewide pit bull law.

  84. December 1999, Fairfield County, SC
    John Mickle, 46
    Fatal pit bull attack

  85. November 1999, Pima County, AZ
    Joan Encinas, 42
    Fatal pit bull attack

  86. August 1999, Cocke County, TN
    Malcolm Morelock, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  87. July 1999, Citrus County, FL
    Melissa Hunt, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  88. June 1999, San Diego County, CA
    Shalen Darshea Cammon, 3
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  89. February 1999, Marion County, OR
    Jesus Gasca, 8
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  90. February 1999, Chatham County, GA
    Roger Eugene Dukes, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  91. February 1999, Los Angeles County, CA
    Fily Araujo, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack
    CDC stops tracking fatal dog attack data by breed.

  92. September 1998, Wayne County, MI
    Frankie Higginbotham, 44
    Fatal pit bull attack

  93. January 1998, Rockingham County, NC
    Tina Piraino, 9
    Fatal pit bull attack

  94. October 1997, Lubbock County, TX
    Aurora Gonzales, 64
    Fatal pit bull attack

  95. August 1997, Washington County, FL
    Jonathan Langford, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  96. July 1997, Queens, NY
    Salvatore Biagini, 70
    Fatal heart attack after altercation with pit bull

  97. April 1997, Barton County, MO
    Derrick Brandell, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  98. December 1996, The Bronx, NY
    Frank Camis, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  99. October 1995, Yakima County, WA
    Walter Feser, 75
    Fatal pit bull attack

  100. September 1995, Grand Forks County, ND
    Jeffrey Marshall Allen, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  101. July 1995, Ventura County, CA
    Jessica Hull, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  102. November 1994, Los Angeles County, CA
    Baby "Doe" Garcia, < 1
    Fatal pack attack involving pit bulls

  103. November 1994, New London County, CT
    Rudolf Minar, 71
    Fatal heart attack after altercation with pit bull

  104. September 1994, The Bronx, NY
    Ana Claudio, 66
    Fatal pit bull attack

  105. February 1994, Baltimore County, MD
    Tevin Williams, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  106. July 1993, Tulare County, CA
    Luis Gordo Hernandez, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  107. November 1992, Cumberland County, NC
    Beulah Owens, 91
    Fatal pit bull attack

  108. September 1992, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Angela "Dolly" Kaplan, 28
    Fatal pit bull attack

  109. May 1992, Orange County, FL
    Randall Ayers, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  110. February 1992, Anchorage, AK
    Robert Coffman, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  111. February 1992, Kent County, MI
    Derrick Goree, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  112. September 1991, Jefferson County, KY
    Steven Ray "Rocky" Oerther, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  113. April 1991, Allen County, IN
    Nicholas Alexander Hinton, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack and wolf hybrid

  114. October 1990, Collin County, TX
    Jessica Cole, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  115. July 1990, Cook County, IL
    Tionna Kenny, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  116. July 1990, Oconee County, SC
    Jason Lee Wilson, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  117. June 1990, Cook County, IL
    Kelsey Provo, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  118. June 1990, Shelby County, TN
    Betty Lou Stidham, 57
    Fatal pit bull attack

  119. April 1990, Gwinnett County, GA
    James C. Mills, 81
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack

  120. February 1990, Shelby County, TN
    Lillian Butler, 72
    Fatal pit bull attack

  121. January 1990, Los Angeles County, CA
    Lilly Marjee, 70
    Fatal pit bull attack
    (1989 to 1991) California, Florida and Texas enact statewide anti-BSL laws.

  122. November 1989, Humboldt County, CA
    Garrett East, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  123. October 1989, Duval County, FL
    Frances Fletcher, 73
    Fatal pit bull-mix attack
    Denver County, Colorado enacts pit bull ban.

  124. May 1989, Brazoria County, TX
    Dustin Webb, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Miami-Dade County, Florida enacts pit bull ban.

  125. December 1988, Stark County, OH
    Amber Haverstock, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  126. November 1988, Kane County, IL
    Kevin Cull, 25
    Fatal pit bull attack

  127. October 1988, Comanche County, OK
    Doyce Fielder III, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  128. March 1988, DeKalb County, GA
    Chatt (Chett) Hyder, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  129. February 1988, Bibb County, AL
    Will Smith, 82
    Fatal pit bull attack

  130. December 1987, Wayne County, MI
    Brian Lillis, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  131. December 1987, Galveston County, TX
    Johannes Wilkins, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  132. September 1987, Franklin County, OH
    Shannon Tucker, 2
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  133. July 1987, Monroe County, NY
    Robert Barbarita, 29
    Fatal pit bull attack

  134. June 1987, Santa Clara County, CA
    James Soto, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack
    State of Ohio enacts pit bull law.

  135. April 1987, Montgomery County, OH
    Dr. William G. Eckman, 67
    Fatal pit bull attack

  136. April 1987, Oklahoma County, OK
    Melissa Larabee, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  137. January 1987, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Woodie Mitchell, 83
    Fatal pit bull attack

  138. November 1986, DeKalb County, GA
    Billy Gordon Jr., 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  139. October 1986, Denver County, CO
    Fernando Salazar, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Cincinnati, Ohio enacts pit bull ban.

  140. September 1986, Dallas County, TX
    Sarah Faye DeMos, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  141. June 1986, Gogebic County, MI
    Kyle Corullo, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  142. April 1986, Pike County, GA
    Renee Smith, 8
    Fatal pit bull attack

  143. April 1986, Multnomah County, OR
    Christopher Dickey, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  144. February 1986, Gregg County, TX
    Steven Mark Fiengo Jr., 6
    Fatal pit bull attack
    South Miami, Florida enacts pit bull law.

  145. October 1985, Clackamas County, OR
    Jessica Sue Huhn, 4
    Fatal pit bull attack

  146. September 1985, Baltimore County, MD
    Rebecca Puckett, 57
    Fatal pit bull attack

  147. March 1985, Cobb County, GA
    Eckhard Borchardt, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  148. February 1985, Maricopa County, AZ
    Deborah Pernell, 33
    Fatal pit bull attack

  149. March 1985, Mecklenburg County, NC
    James Shirley, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  150. December 1984, Broward County, FL
    Daniel Lloyd Smith, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  151. October 1984, Manhattan, NY
    Coral Robinson, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  152. September 1984, Knoxville County, TN
    Douglas Edward Waddell Jr., < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  153. April 1984, Travis County, TX
    Jacob Hoffer, 6
    Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s)

  154. February 1984, Montgomery County, TX
    James Miller, 4
    Fatal pit bull attackVillage of Tijeras, New Mexico enacts pit bull ban.

  155. December 1983, Coffee County, AL
    Emma Grace Oliver, 64
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  156. October 1983, Harper County, KS
    Grace Parsons, 67
    Fatal pit bull attack

  157. July 1983, Athens-Clarke County, GA
    Jennifer Rasper, 7
    Fatal pit bull attack

  158. July 1983, Los Angeles County, CA
    Sara Lynn Delance, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  159. June 1983, Hamilton County, OH
    Marcellus Hampton, 11
    Fatal pit bull attack

  160. March 1983, Cherokee County, NC
    Ruby Smith, 79
    Fatal pit bull attack

  161. October 1982, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Crystal Rose White, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  162. June 1982, San Diego County, CA
    George De Martini, 68
    Fatal pit bull attack

  163. May 1982, Elmore County, AL
    Angela Jones, 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  164. December 1981, San Bernardino County, CA
    Sheldon Smith, 47
    Died four days after pit bull attack due to blood poisoning

  165. August 1981, Cameron County, TX
    Jason Cabe, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  166. 1981, Honolulu County, HI
    "John Doe," 6
    Fatal pit bull attack

  167. April 1981, Hockley County, TX
    Kelly Brown, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Topeka, Kansas enacts pit bull law.

  168. November 1980, Bibb County, GA
    Charles Vance Coleman, 11
    Fatal pit bull attack

  169. February 1980, Los Angeles County, CA
    Norman Ben Jr., 3
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Hollywood, Florida enacts first modern pit bull law.

  170. 1979 to 1982, SC
    Toddler "John Doe," 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  171. September 1979, Maricopa County, AZ
    Lillian Whitehead, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack
    1975 to 1979 marks the leakage period, when pit bulls leaked into the general population and their breeding numbers surged.

  172. December 1978, Brevard County, FL
    Glen David Phelps, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  173. May 1977, Riverside County, CA
    Mathew Cochran, < 1
    Fatal pit bull attack

  174. July 1976, Alameda County, CA
    Michael McNair, 5
    Fatal pit bull attack

  175. May 1976, Fresno County, CA
    Misty Lee, 6
    Fatal pit bull attack
    Prior to the 1970's, pit bulls were often called pit dogs, pit bulldogs, bull terriers and bulldogs. Even today, pit bulls are called "bulldogs."

  176. September 1965, Dallas County, TX
    Mark Paul Dale, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  177. April 1965, Salt Lake County, UT
    David Carr Hackwell, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  178. May 1951, Wayne County, IL
    Fred William Mills, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  179. February 1951, Bell County, TX
    Mary De La Pena, 3
    Fatal pit bull attack

  180. July 1947, The Bronx, NY
    Stanley Balaban, 11
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  181. February 1945, Los Angeles County, CA
    Marguerite Theresa Derdenger, < 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  182. May 1945, Dade County, FL
    Doretta Zinke, 39
    Fatal pit bull attack

  183. June 1942, Columbus County, NC
    Vernel Jacobs, 17-months
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  184. May 1940, Winkler County, TX
    Raleigh Leroy Henderson, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  185. May 1939, Hendricks County, IN
    Charles Lyons, Jr., 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  186. December 1937, Wichita County, TX
    L. G. Brown, 71
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    In 1935, the American Kennel Club (AKC) began recognizing the pit bull breed, but only under name "Staffordshire Terrier."

  187. March 1934, Worcester County, MA
    Eunice Dean, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  188. May 1931, Cook County, IL
    Mary Loretta Watson, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  189. February 1928, El Paso County, TX
    Emily Kienle, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  190. July 1924, El Paso County, TX
    Salvador Raminez, Adult
    Fatal pack attack involving bulldog(s) (pit bull-type)

  191. February 1924, Jewell County, KS
    Letha Sanders, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  192. December 1921, Orleans Parish, LA
    Anthony Vento, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  193. August 1919, Warren County, MS
    "John Doe," Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    (Above) First documented instance of a bulldog used to savage an African American man to death in a violent race clash - Vicksburg, Mississippi.

  194. September 1917, Orleans Parish, LA
    John T. Michel, Jr., 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  195. August 1917, The Bronx, NY
    Ralph Perotta (John Potta), 9
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  196. September 1916, Johnston County, OK
    "Jane Doe," 8
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  197. December 1912, Jefferson County, AL
    Jasper Goff, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  198. November 1912, New York City (Harlem)
    Harry Pecher, 11
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  199. June 1912, Cook County, IL
    Ignatz Obolhusky, < 1
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    By August 1911, Ogden enacted a pit "bulldog" ordinance. The dogs are known as a menace. Also, there is a public call to ban pit "bulldogs" in the District of Columbia after a series of attacks.

  200. May 1911, Jefferson County, IL
    "John Doe" Yearwood, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  201. May 1910, Cook County, IL
    Mary Ryan, 72
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  202. March 1910, Manhattan, NY
    Bernard Romm, 10
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  203. December 1909, Manhattan, NY
    Carl Limpert, Adult
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  204. November 1909, Manhattan, NY
    John Eldice, < 2
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  205. October 1909, Lake County, OH
    Floyd Brewer, 14
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  206. August 1909, Brooklyn, NY
    Freida Sness, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  207. February 1909, Letcher County, KY
    Harrison Banks, Jr., Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  208. February 1909, Essex County, MA
    Bert Colby Leadbetter, 2
    Fatal pit bull attack

  209. June 1908, Franklin County, OH
    Martha Ridgely, 68
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  210. June 1908, Baltimore County, MD
    George Davis, 30
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  211. March 1908, Hamilton County, OH
    Baby "Doe," < 1
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  212. September 1907, Philadelphia County, PA
    Jefferson Norris, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  213. July 1907, Logan County, OK
    Baby "Doe" Manning, 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  214. February 1907, Plymouth County, MA
    Margaret Goss, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  215. February 1907, Philadelphia County, PA
    Lena Smith, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  216. December 1906, Montgomery County, IN
    Nancy Wallace, 90
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  217. November 1906, Kanawha County, WV
    Abe Bord, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  218. May 1906, Lamar County, TX
    Mrs. James Crow, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  219. June 1905, Cook County, IL
    Yvonne Davis, < 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  220. April 1904, Cuyahoga County, OH
    Arthur Buss, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  221. May 1902, Elkhart County, IN
    "John" Forrey, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  222. January 1902, Westchester County, NY
    Mary Kelly, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  223. September 1901, Mercer County, PA
    Mabel Mahon, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  224. September 1900, Jefferson County, KY
    Baby "Doe" Johnston, < 1
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    In April 1898, pit bull fancier Chauncey Z. Bennett formed the United Kennel Club (UKC), the first club to recognize the pit bull breed. Bennett wrote the rules and regulations governing recognized dog fight matches to bring "organization" to the blood sport.

  225. June 1900, Cook County, IL
    Hans Uzenberger, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  226. April 1899, Kansas City, MO
    Annie Jackson, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  227. March 1899, Vanderburgh County, IN
    "Jane Doe" Fitzwilliams, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  228. May 1898, Black Hawk County, IA
    Jeanette Ireland, 40
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  229. December 1897, Ashtabula County, OH
    Clifford Squires, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  230. May 1897, Manhattan, NY
    George Kraus, 8
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  231. March 1897, Cook County, IL
    Cark Erickson, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  232. March 1897, Schuylkill County, PA
    Joseph Davis (Hoepstine), 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  233. November 1896, Rensselaer County, NY
    James Waker, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  234. June 1896, Albemarie County, VA
    Johnnie Martin, 11
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  235. June 1896, Racine County, WI
    Harry Acklam, 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    By August 1896, Sacramento enacted a pit "bulldog" ordinance. The dogs are known as savage. Also, there is a public call to ban pit "bulldogs" in the City of Chicago after a series of attacks.

  236. February 1896, Bergen County, NJ
    Maggie Gorman, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    First documented home invasion attack.

  237. May 1894, Mercer County, KY
    Mary Brand, 16
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  238. July 1893, Atlantic County, NJ
    "Baby Doe," Infant
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  239. June 1893, Winnebago County, IA
    "Farmer" Riley, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  240. February 1892, Essex County, NJ
    Annie Kent, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  241. December 1891, Montgomery County, IN
    James Lee, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  242. October 1891, Warren County, IN
    Mary Glendenning, 35
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  243. May 1891, Madison County, OH
    "John" McClimans, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  244. April 1891, Los Angeles County, CA
    Don Shorb, 7
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  245. April 1891, Dubuque County, IA
    "John Doe" Meyer, 10
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  246. March 1891, Berks County, PA
    "Birdie" Miller, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  247. September 1889, Racine County, WI
    Joseph Hurtzen, 9
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  248. July 1889, Hamilton County, OH
    John Pumphrey, 73
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  249. May 1889, Elkhart County, IN
    "Baby Jane Doe," 2
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  250. May 1889, Licking County, OH
    "John Doe," 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  251. November 1888, Lake County, IN
    "Jane" Westfield, 13
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  252. October 1888, Cumberland/Franklin Counties, PA
    Isaac Lifter, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  253. January 1888, Hancock County, OH
    Charley Joy, 9
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  254. July 1887, Des Moines County, IA
    Clarence Leipart, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  255. March 1887, New Haven County, CT
    Baby "Doe" Sweeney, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  256. October 1886, Cook County, IL
    William Klinkhammer, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  257. August 1886, Allegheny County, PA
    Florence Atchison, 6
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  258. February 1886, Augusta-Richmond County, GA
    Jimmy Gallagher, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  259. March 1886, Cook County, IL
    Georgie Johnson, 5
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  260. September 1885, Greene County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Parsons, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  261. July 1885, Lehigh County, PA
    Baby "Doe" Beining, < 1
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  262. September 1884, Brooklyn, NY
    Willie Maher, 9
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  263. September 1884, Alamance County, NC
    Mary Foust, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  264. July 1883, Ohio County, WV
    Frederick Multe, Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  265. May 1882, Miami County, OH
    Belle Hoover, adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  266. November 1881, New Castle County, DE
    Frank Fox, 4
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  267. July 1881, Erie County, PA
    "Jane Doe" Campbell, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  268. February 1881, McKean County, PA
    Miss Shearer, 16
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    The famous Pilot vs. Crib dogfighting match in 1881 was held in Pittsburg, Kentucky. People from New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, New Orleans and more traveled to attend. The Ohio and Mississippi Railroad issued special excursion tickets to the fight.

  269. May 1880, Tishomingo County, MS
    "John Doe," Elderly
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  270. May 1880, Ohio County, WV
    "Jane Doe" Gillespie, Elderly
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  271. July 1879, Bergen County, NJ
    Sammy Ryer, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  272. September 1878, Stark County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Applinger, 3
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  273. March 1877, Hamilton County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Boote, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  274. September 1876, Lawrence County, PA
    "John Doe," Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  275. December 1875, Adams County, MS
    "Jane Doe" James Fagan, Adult
    Fatal dog attack involving bulldog (pit bull-type)

  276. March 1865, Rockingham County, NH
    "Baby Doe," Infant
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  277. January 1858, Brooklyn, NY
    Eddie Johnston, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  278. May 1957, Sandusky County, OH
    "John Doe" Stewart, 5
    Fatal dog attack involving bull terrier (pit bull-type)

  279. October 1856, Rensselaer County, NY
    James O'Connell, 12
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  280. November 1850, Montgomery County, OH
    "Jane Doe" Schenck, Child
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack
    By the 1850s, dogfighters were well ensconced in America. Cargo ships plying the Atlantic were regularly bringing pit dogs from both England and Ireland. - American Pit Bull Terrier Handbook

  281. November 1844, Baltimore County, MD
    John Dubernard, Adult
    Fatal bull terrier (pit bull-type) attack

  282. October 1836, Allegan County, MI
    J. Alverston, Young Adult
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

  283. March 1833, Allegheny County, PA
    "Baby Doe," Infant
    Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack

fact

U.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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