Friday, January 11, 2013
Dog attacks statistics for 2012
Dogsbite.org, a very good source of information related to cases involving injuries caused by dogs, has published a report on dog attacks causing fatalities in 2012. Among its findings, it states that there were 38 fatal dog attacks in 2012 in the US. 61% of the deaths were caused by pit bulls despite the fact that they make up less than 5% of the total U.S. dog population. In the 8-year period from 2005 to 2012, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 73% of the total recorded deaths. Go here for all the information.