Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 36 fatal dog attacks in 2018. Pit bulls contributed to 72% (26) of these deaths -- over 8 times more than the next closest breed, "mixed-breed," with 3 deaths. Nine different dog breeds contributed to lethal attacks in 2018. Two deaths were unreported, but were captured through our records requests. The last time the CDC collected "breed" data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Pit bulls have killed over 37… [Read full blog post]
Kristie Kelley, 44, is one of five women in 2018 whose husband arrived home to find his spouse severely injured or dead due to a vicious dog mauling. All five women, ages 28 to 64, died.
Kelley was killed by her husband's solid white mastiff, a Dogo argentino, not a "short haired white Fila Brazilia." Kelley is the second spouse in 2018 killed by her husband's breeding Dogo.
In 2018, 80% of dog bite fatality victims, ages 28 to 64, were female. This is a sharp rise from the 13-year ave… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - Today we released our multi-year dog bite fatality report (2005 to 2017). The report identifies the breeds of dogs involved in fatal attacks on humans, victim age groups, number of dogs involved, household factors, criminal charges and more. The 9-page report also examines key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000 -- the rise of adults killed by dogs and the increasing number of fatal attacks involving 2… [Read full blog post]
Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 39 fatal dog attacks in 2017. Pit bulls contributed to 74% (29) of these deaths, the highest death count on record for pit bulls and seven times more than the next closest breed. German shepherds followed, inflicting 4 deaths. 13 different dog breeds contributed to lethal attacks in 2017. The last time the CDC collected "breed" data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Since this time, pit bulls have mauled to… [Read full blog post]
Peer-Reviewed Medical Studies Show Pit Bulls - Meme CampaignThis image is based on our 2012 campaign Children and pit bulls do not mix
DogsBite.org - Last October, we issued a special report about retrospective level 1 trauma center dog bite studies published in medical science journals since 2009. Of the 11 multi-year studies, 10 showed a higher prevalence of pit bull injuries than other breeds of dogs. All major geographical regions in the U.S. were represented in these f… [Read full blog post]
Falsely Claimed Our Fatality Data is Based 'Solely' on News ReportsLeft: WKYC reporter Carly Flynn Morgan Right: Jennifer Scott, French kissing her pit bull.
DogsBite.org - After Carly Flynn Morgan of WKYC (Cleveland) published an inaccurate article last week, the founder of DogsBite.org, Colleen Lynn, wrote to her and CC'd the General Manager, Micki Byrnes. Morgan claimed our dog bite fatality statistical data was based "solely" on media reports, which is inaccurate… [Read full blog post]