Pit bull Bite Statistics – the facts on dog bites owners dont want you to know

Pit bull Bite Statistics – the facts on dog bites owners dont want you to know

ustin, Texas

Pit bulls and their mixes led bite counts responsible for 22% (1,288) followed by Labs and their mixes, which inflicted 12% (682)

Roanoke, Virginia

Between May 2011 and April 2012, 41% (397 of 978) of all dogs brought into the center were pit bulls. During this same time period there were 169 biting incidents in Roanoke. Pit bulls were responsible for 38% (57).

Malden, Massachusetts

According to Animal Control fifty-seven dog bites were recorded from 2009-2011. Eighteen of the bites were committed by pit bulls. The next closest breeds that bit were German Shepherds, Bull Mastiffs and Dobermans, which recorded only two bites each.

Victoria, Texas

the Victoria Advocate reported that so far in 2012, data from Victoria Animal Control showed that of the dogs quarantined for biting incidents, pit bulls made up 28%, twice as many as any other dog breed.

Chicago, Illinois

Pit bull/Pit bull mixed” and “American pit bull terrier” into two categories — notably not done for any other dog breed.1 Alone, the first category, “Pit bull/Pit bull mixed,” topped the list with 26.43% of all biting incidents. When combined with the second category, pit bulls and their mixes accounted for nearly 40% (39.81%) of all dog bites. Data from the City Clerks office shows that pit bulls and their mixes make up 4.5% of the registered dogs in the city

Las Vegas, Nevada

There were 364 reports of bites by pit bulls. That was the most of any breed. Next on the list were Chihuahuas with 122 bite reports.”

Multiple Counties, North Carolina

In 2011 in Pitt County there were around 250 dog bites. Pit Bulls had the most with 41. In Onslow County there were 334 dog bites. Pit Bulls lead the way with 55. Craven County had 211 dog bites. Pit Bulls had the most with 37. Lenoir County reported 69 dog bites involving people. Leading the way was Pit Bulls with 14.

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

The percentage that is attributable to pit bull breeds has increased from 10.7 percent of the bites in 2007 to 33.3 percent of the bites in 2011

Pima County, Arizona

Animal Control over the last four years were also featured on the episode, and once again, pit bulls led all biting incidents with 848 bites, followed by German shepherds with 633, Labs with 496, Chihuahuas with 361 and Chows inflicting 231 bites.

New York, New York

nearly 25% of all dog bites, now the data shows 28% — over six times more than the second “toothiest” breed. Pit bulls and their mixes totaled 833 bites by November, compared to the next top biter, chihuahuas, with 128 “incisor incidents

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From 2008 to 2011, pit bulls were responsible for 302 biting incidents followed by German shepherds with 68 and Labs with 40.

State of Delaware

Acording to the Delaware Division of Public Health, from January 2008 to October 2011 there were 5,156 biting incidents (See: Data chart). Pit bulls lead with 1,003 bites followed by “unknown”1 with 884 bites, Labs with 479 bites — less then half of pit bull bites — and German shepherds with 401 bites.

Amarillo, Texas

Pit bulls accounted for 123 reported bites in Amarillo in 2009-10, the latest period for which city data was available. The breeds with the next-highest reports of bites were Labs and German shepherds, each with about 40 biting incidents, followed by boxers with 16 and rottweilers with 15.

San Diego County, California

Of the 2,699 recorded dog bites in the past fiscal year, pit bulls were responsible for 389, nearly 15% (see graphic chart). Next in line, with almost half that number, were Labs with 199 bites and Chihuahuas with 174

Muskegon County, Michigan

pit bulls were responsible for more biting incidents than any other dog breed for the past three years. In 2009, pit bulls produced 59 bites, in 2010, 75 bites, and in the first six months of 2011 already produced 41 bites.

Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio

Of the 736 total reported dog biting incidents, pit bulls were far and away the leaders, responsible for 16% (117 bites). The next closest breed, “mix,” was responsible for 64 bites and Lab-mixes with 46.

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

233 incidents involving pit bull attacks against people and dogs in Anne Arundel County. In that same period, the next closest breeds, German shepherds and Labs, caused just 93 incidents combined

Ventura County, California

Pit bulls had more recorded biting incidents than any other breed (121) followed by chihuahuas (119).

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8 thoughts on “Pit bull Bite Statistics – the facts on dog bites owners dont want you to know”

  1. People like you sicken me. The “statistic” you have are numbers they dont tell anything. Think about the fight to end dog fighting. Fighting is getting worse and worse and these fighting dogs are pumped full of hormone and temperment inhancers, which gives them there aggression, plus these are people that should own or handle any breed of dog. Numners dont say anything. How many of those bites were trained fighters, how many were from the dog sensing the fear that people like you and media create of the breed. Oh thats right you cant tell me that cause all you have is numers. Heres a statistic for you coconuts kill 100 people a year on average, pit bulls kill 2 people on average a year. So your 200 times more likely to die from a coconut then a pit bull. Sounds stupid right? Thats cause numbers are just that numbers. I own two very nice loving RESCUED pitbulls. My female was beat abused and neglected of food water and shade in MS, for the first 3years of her life and was used in fighting. Now me being asmart dog owner and responsible dog owner I know she can be aggressive sometimes. Thats why all meetings with dog and human are done carefully and slowly. If I see that the person she is meeting is nervous the meeting doesnt happen, because dogs use body language and energy to communicate and in the dog world nervousness and fear are weakness and with any animal weakness means unpredictable, meaningthey feel they need to defend themselves. People like you are uneducated,number crunchers, with no research information, and usually people that make pages like this are people who have been attacked do to a stupid owner, or from their own fear that the media created for them becuase you need the media to think for you. To anyone going to this page that knows the truth about what pitbulls are like when raise like a real dog, feel free to come say high, I run an advocacy group called Pit Bull Lovers of Wisconsin and the site is facebook.com/apbtawareness, I personally have done tons of research on this breed for several years and have done years of dog behavior research, and my wife, who helps run the group, did a full research paper for college on pitbulls. Thanks and have a great day!!!

    PIT BULL NUMBERS ARE NOT LIES
    PIT BULLS ARE THE MOST VIOLENT BREED OUT THERE

    1. Did say they were lies. Lol just saying they only tell you numbers nothing else. Lol and do some research other then looking at the cities stats they tell. Cause remember someone that gets bit by a breed other then a pit 90% of the time will not report it. Hm more numbers with no more info then numbers. The breed was origanally bred to help with vetting aggressive bulls cause it could go in and hold the bulls mouth closed which makes a bull submit. They were also used to help with watching the kids, and have died for this country as service animals all the way to the other service dog type helping handicapped people. But like I said you prolly got attacked by one that was raised wrong for any breed, plus I never got angry or upset and like most defenders of bsl you got angry instantly. Thats because bsl defenders believe only media and statistics. Stats are very flawed and at the same time true. They dont tell the full story on any subject matter. Thats all im gonna say because you got angry right away and I was trying to make anyone angry was just using my right to freedom of speech and voicing my opinion, just as you did by creating this webpage!

  2. This is your thing, I hate pitbulls? How about “Responsible Dog Ownership”. How about, focusing on people’s treatment of animals? This is ignorant, knee-jerk reactionism. No dog is naturally violent or automatically dangerous, but ALL dogs are capable of biting; the causes of dog bites are always people, either poor owners, or foolish approaches. You know, I hear some people can die of bee stings – should we ban those too? How about Road-traffic accident statistics? We should DEFINITELY ban cars, right? ‘Almost’ 100% of rapes are carried out by penises, so those should make your list as well. Dangerous dogs are a real problem, but they are only dangerous because of human action. This is a dangerously stupid and poorly informed and thought out blog and I would despise you, if I didn’t pity you.

    DONT BLAME RAPISTS
    BLAME THEIR OWNERS!!!!

  3. None of this data is substantiated. Therefore it’s just “internet fact.”

    DOGS BITE HAS ALL THE REFERENCES TO THE REPORTS

  4. As someone with over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian I can tell you that pit bulls definitely are predisposed towards aggression. So are Rottweilers, German Shepards, Wheaton Terriers and Chihuahuas. That being said there are millions of dogs in the country and a few thousand dog bites. Even without taking into account the dogs that were provoked into biting that’s means still less than 1% of all dogs bite. That includes pitbulls. There are exponentially more pitbulls and pitbulls like breeds(Am staff, staff bull, American pitbull terrier and even though there is no close relationship to the others but it is included in bans because of how it looks the American bulldog) than there are dog bites so it is irresponsible to call for the banning and killing of an entire breed. It is better to require training and licensing of all dog owners so that the irresponsible person who has no idea how to raise any dog properly regardless of breed does not get here hands on one and to call for longer sentences for those who abuse animals since abused dogs are 50 times more likely to bite than those who have not been abused

  5. Okay, my view on Pit Bulls might be biased, all Pro for Pits. However, I accept counter attacks on the breed with open arms if your facts are right and you have good grammar. Before you start preaching to anyone against anything, get your spelling right and do me a favor, out an A on Austin, Texas

  6. This page is both disgusting and disturbing. The “facts” listed above are not documented as found from credible resources nor are they factual. Picking one breed in particular to attempt to perform a ‘holocaust’ on is absolutely insane. I hope that whomever supports this cause or runs this page actually reads the comments because i would like you to consider something. If your group of people (whoever you identify with) was sought out, taken from your homes and your family, and immediately sentenced to the death penalty just for being considered [enter your identifying group], would that sit well with you? You are throwing generalized statements over an entire population of dogs and asking, no insisting, that a holocaust be performed to ‘stop the deed’. I assume that I cannot change your twisted views (directed toward the site producers), instead I hope that 1 person may see this, take matters into their own hands, educate themselves by referencing credible sources, and join me in the ‘holocaust’ of this horrific, cruel, piece of garbage website.

  7. This page is both disgusting and disturbing. The “facts” listed above are not documented as found from credible resources nor are they factual. Picking one breed in particular to attempt to perform a ‘holocaust’ on is absolutely insane. I hope that whomever supports this cause or runs this page actually reads the comments because i would like you to consider something. If your group of people (whoever you identify with) was sought out, taken from your homes and your family, and immediately sentenced to the death penalty just for being considered [enter your identifying group], would that sit well with you? You are throwing generalized statements over an entire population of dogs and asking, no insisting, that a holocaust be performed to ‘stop the deed’. I assume that I cannot change your twisted views (directed toward the site producers), instead I hope that 1 person may see this, take matters into their own hands, educate themselves by referencing credible sources, and join me in the ‘holocaust’ of this horrific, cruel, piece of garbage website.

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Pit Bulls make up 5% of the dog population but are responsible for over 70% of the fatal dog bite attacks…

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