Monday, February 26, 2024

Ten years of dog attack data: 2013-2023

 The pit bull problem is only getting worse

Pit bulls: 83.2%
All others: 16.8%

We've crunched the numbers and the results are in. The data for the 10 year period from the end of 2013 through the end of 2023 shows no relief in sight from the pit bull problem. Indeed, 2023 was the worst year so far.

Here is a breakdown of serious and fatal attacks by breed over the ten year period

A note about the attacks from "unidentified" dogs: Adding them to the totals would only obscure the data, since it would have the effect of claiming the attacks were committed by no type of dog. A reasonable assumption would be that the attacks from unknown dogs were of a breed distribution roughly equivalent to the attacks from known dogs.

Thus, 755 of the 908 attacks could be attributed to pit bulls, and 153 of the attacks to all other breeds. Of the 41 deaths, 32 could be attributed to pit bulls and pit mixes, and 9 to all other breeds.

Link to the 2023 final dog attack report by animals24-7 Here