Mid Year Results: U.S. Pit Bull Attacks 2009

Mid Year Results 2009 DogsBite.org - To evaluate the numerous U.S. media reports on pit bull attacks, DogsBite.org is recording these incidents over the 12-month period of 2009. The Mid Year Results (January to June 2009) show 318 occurrences in which pit bulls and their mixes attacked U.S. citizens producing 388 bite victims. Of these injured victims, 64% (248) suffered severe bite injury and 36% (140) suffered minor bite injury. The 20-page mid year report tracked 14 dat… [Read full blog post]

Mid Year Results: U.S. Police and Citizen Shootings of Pit Bulls 2009

Mid Year Results 2009 DogsBite.org - To evaluate the numerous U.S. media reports on pit bulls and their mixes shot for public safety reasons, DogsBite.org is recording these incidents over the 12-month period of 2009. The Mid Year Results (January to June 2009) show 194 occurrences in which a U.S. law enforcement officer or citizen was forced to shoot a dangerous pit bull to prevent an attack or to stop an ongoing attack. The 10-page mid year report tracked 12 data aspects per i… [Read full blog post]