Dog bite studies ::

A collection of recent medical studies examining nonfatal dog bite injuries in Level 1 trauma centers, national fatal dog bite injury studies, government studies and breed-specific law studies.


September 2018

Literature Review:

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Level 1 Trauma Center Studies Characterizing Dog Bite Injuries Across Major U.S. Geographical Regions (2011-2018)
A review of 13 retrospective dog bite studies from U.S. Level 1 trauma centers. In the majority of studies, pit bulls inflicted a higher prevalence and severity of injuries than all other dog breeds.

October 2016

Special Report:

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Level 1 Trauma Center Dog Bite Studies in All U.S. Geographical Regions Report Pit Bulls Highest Prevalence (2009 to 2016)
A review of 11 retrospective dog bite studies from U.S. Level 1 trauma centers. In the majority of studies, pit bulls inflicted a higher prevalence and severity of injuries than all other dog breeds.

Level 1 trauma center dog bite studies

Fatal dog bite injury studies

Government dog bite studies

Breed-specific legislation studies

  1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have no recent dog bite fatality data by breed. Learn more: Nonprofits Urge CDC to Resume Tracking Richer Data Set for Children and Adults Disfigured, Maimed and Killed by Dogs.