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2022 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Citations

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2021 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Citations

2021 U.S. dog bite-related fatality citations are currently being reviewed.

2020 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Citations | See: Covid Impact Report

2020 U.S. dog bite-related fatality citations are currently being reviewed.

15 year citation set (2005-2019)

Citations
  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%.