Saturday, July 31, 2010
Pit Bull Terriers---Dog to Human Fatal Attack Statistics
It is more difficult to find reliable dog attack/bite figures because many are not reported to authorities. However, many of these are reported to insurance companies and the payouts from homeowners insurance policies are enormous according to one insurance adjuster. In the billions of dollars a year, he said.
Our focus here is simply to report a few more Pit Bull Terrier (and their mixes) dog to human 'fatal attack' statistics.
So far in 2010, Pit Bulls account for 80% of all dog to human fatalities.
In California, over a 5-year period, 60% of dog to human fatals were from Pit Bulls.
In San Benito County, California, 100% of dog to human fatals were from Pit Bulls.
Consider these figures along with the statistics we've previously reported and we rest our case.
Is it not time our State and municipal politicians passed legislation to regulate these killer dogs? We think so.
(Above statistics come from dogbite.com and an interview with it's founder)