Dog Bite Statistics

Dog Bite Statistics

According to Dogbite.org (a non-profit that tracks dog (particularly pit bull) violence):

  • 31 people died of injuries from dog bites in 2016.
  • Pit bulls and Rottweilers accounted for 77% of dog bite deaths in 2016.
  • California led the nation in number of fatal dog attacks in 2016.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association:

  • More than 4.7 million dog bites occur annually
  • 60% of all dog bite victims are children

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