|Gruesome pit bull attack caught on camera|
There is one fact that stands out in stark clarity, when the data is examined: The breed of dog is, by far, the most significant determinant of risk in dog attacks. No other factor comes close to mattering on anywhere near the same scale.
|Breakdown of fatal dog attacks over the past 34 years|
In all the serious dog attacks which have been reported since 1982 for which breed could be determined, pit bulls committed more than twice as many of the attacks as all other breeds combined.
|The 5 most dangerous breeds|
The list of the top 5 worst offending breeds has not changed since last report, except that pit bulls have increased their lead over all other types of dogs.
Sadly, the record of pit bull violence against humans is just the tip of the iceberg. The real horror is the savagery with which pit bulls torture and kill pets and farm animals. Their lot is orders of magnitude worse. We pan to address that issue in more detail.
|An innocent victim of everyday pit bull violence|
The full report which tallies the North American dog attacks on humans since 1982, broken down by breed, can be read in full here: Dog attack stats with breed - 2015 Q1
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