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]
Pair of male pit bulls believed to be Spike and Zeus three months before killing a man.DogsBite.org - During 2018, we sent out 10 public information requests to uncover unreported dog bite fatalities, as well as to gain more information on cases that did receive media coverage. There were a total of 36 deaths in 2018. Our requests uncovered two of these 36 deaths that otherwise were unreported, or in the case of a devastating family pit bull mauling in Henderson in May, was only r… [Read full blog post]
Nonprofit Obtained 50% of all Breed ID Photographs in 2018Photographs of six fatally attacking dogs in 2018 obtained from multiple sources.Jump down to view all 2018 breed identification photographs or read our analysis first.DogsBite.org - In 2013, we began the tradition of publishing breed identification photographs of fatally attacking dogs when available through news reports, social media websites and law enforcement agencies. Of the 36 recorded U.S. dog bite-… [Read full blog post]
The Pack of Rottweilers Belonged to the Grandmother's BrotherRottweilers kill grandmother and seriously injure two children in Robeson County.
Child Suffers Amputation
UPDATE 12/18/18: A GoFundMe page created for the Currier family provides updates on the two children who were injured by four rottweilers earlier this month. On December 10, as their grandmother, 73-year-old Esta Currier, escorted the two children home from the bus stop, four rottweilers belonging t… [Read full blog post]
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office released a photo of the fatally attacking pit bull.
Pit Bull Kills Newborn
Dunnellon, FL - A 5-day old infant is dead after a family pit bull attacked the newborn while lying in her crib. The attack happened on West Ranchetta Street in Dunnellon at about 12:20 am Sunday. Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to a family member performing CPR on the newborn. A deputy proceeded to take over by performing chest compressions. The infant at tha… [Read full blog post]
Sharon Lee Daniels, 77, was found dead after being mauled to death by a family pit bull.
Family Pit Bull Kills
Big Prairie Township, MI - A 77-year old woman is dead after being attacked by a family pit bull, according to Michigan State Police. State troopers discovered Sharon Lee Daniels unresponsive in her Big Prairie Township home about 7:00 pm Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say Daniels, who is disabled and confined to a wheelchair, was alone wi… [Read full blog post]