Dr. Newport explains the rising violence of the XL bully in the UK and why breed matters.
London, UK - Dr. Lawrence Newport, a law and criminology lecturer at Royal Holloway University, recently published a video about the growing violence of the XL bully in the UK. Last year, we issued a special report calling on the UK to define a status dog phenotype, because too many pit bull-type dogs are evading the "banned breeds" in the Dangerous Dog Act. The Act bans American pit bull terr… [Read full blog post]
Dog Bite Fatalities Surged in 2021; a 69% Increase from 2019
DogsBite.org - Last September, we published the 2020 Macro-Level Forces Report for U.S. dog bite fatality data. During 2020, the first Covid year, our nonprofit had a 15-victim deficit compared to CDC Wonder underlying cause of death (UCD) data, a 28% difference in the number of deaths. The victim deficit during the second pandemic year is even higher. CDC Wonder data shows there were 81 dog bite fatalities in 2021.… [Read full blog post]
Dog Bite Fatalities Surged in 2020; Nonprofit's Capture Rate Declined
DogsBite.org - In June of 2021, we published the discussion notes for 2020 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics. We cautioned then that media reports during the 2020 Covid year fell by 47%. In response, we sent out 30 FOIAs and uncovered 6 unreported deaths. This, however, did not overcome the macro-level forces caused by Covid. CDC Wonder underlying cause of death (UCD) data shows there were 62 fatal dog att… [Read full blog post]
An archive of U.S. children and adults mauled to death by rottweilers since 1978.
DogsBite.org - Combining DogsBite.org dog bite fatality statistics with research provided by a volunteer produced a significant archival collection of fatal rottweiler attacks dating back to 1978. Of the 125 victims recorded from 1978 through 2021, 76% (95) were children ages 11-years and younger. Of these children, the large majority, 73% (69), were ages 4-years and younger. California… [Read full blog post]