Dog bite fatalities :: contains verifiable information about U.S. citizens killed by dogs including the name and age of each victim, location of attack, involved dog breed(s) and up to 25 other factors.1

May 2018

Multi-Year Report:

multi year dog bite report
U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities: Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors Over a 13-Year Period (2005 to 2017)
A 2018 report issued by shows that over 35 dog breeds contributed to 433 deaths in a 13-year period. Pit bulls contributed to 66% of these deaths, followed by rottweilers with 10%.

  1. Our Fatality Citations section documents sources used in our dog bite fatality research. Learn more about our data collection method, which includes collecting breed identification photographs, police and coroner reports in certain cases, legal filings, court filings, legislative materials and more.