Dog bite fatality citations ::

U.S. dog bite fatality citations are primarily gathered through news reports at the time of the attack. Copies of news reports are available upon request. Learn more about our data collection method.

  1. The lower rate of news reports in 2018 may be due to the lower rate of criminal charges filed. Only 6% of fatal dog maulings in 2018 resulted in charges, down from the 13-year average of 21%.