Monday, April 21, 2014
If this rate continues, there will be 58 human fatalities inflicted by dogs by the end of 2014, nearly double the national annual average of 31.5.During the first 101 days of 2014, 38% (6) of all fatalities occurred in Texas and 69% (11) occurred in the Southern United States. Four states with established anti-BSL laws made up 56% (9) of all deaths: Texas, Illinois, New Jersey and California.1 Victim information shows that females made up 75% (12) of the deaths during this period; half were ages 55-years and older. Despite loose dogs accounting for 50% of all fatalities, no felony criminal charges were filed during this period.
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