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.

June 2021

Literature Review:

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Level 1 Trauma Center Studies Characterizing Dog Bite Injuries Across Major U.S. Geographical Regions (2011-2021)
A review of 19 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 compared with other breeds.

Level 1 trauma center dog bite studies

Fatal dog bite injury studies

Government dog bite studies

Breed-specific legislation studies

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not published any dog bite fatality data that includes breeds of dogs information since 2000. Learn more: Nonprofits Urge CDC to Resume Tracking Richer Data Set for Children and Adults Disfigured, Maimed and Killed by Dogs.