Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Monday, January 20, 2014
Statistics on injuries caused by dogs in 2013
Go here for a summary of the statistics on injuries caused by dog attacks in 2013 compiled by DogsBite.org. According to this report, there were 32 fatal dog attacks in 2013. Pit bulls contributed to 78% (25) of these deaths, even though they make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population. Together, pit bulls (25) and rottweilers (1) accounted for 81% of the total recorded deaths in 2013. This same combination accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 9-year period of 2005 to 2013.