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Frightening statistics about dog attacks in Connecticut and beyond

A man’s best friend. How could one argue with the joy and companionship that America’s favorite pets give countless families and children? There is no doubt that most dogs are well trained and well cared for. Most dog owners are very responsible when it comes to dog safety concerns. There are some recent statistics, however, that make it clear that there are some dog breeds that cause an inordinate amount of serious dog related injuries.

According to a recent study cited on DogsBite.org, there were 88 fatal dog attacks in the United States between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008. Pit bulls accounted for 59% of these deaths. This is a equivalent to a pit bull killing one U.S. citizen every 21 days during this three year period. The data shows that pit bulls commit the vast majority of off-property attacks that result in death.  Only 18% (16) of the attacks occurred off owner property, yet pit bulls were responsible for 81% (13).

Perhaps it is time for the Connecticut legislature to take notice of these statistics and craft breed specific legislation to help protect our children.

This website, CTDogBiteLawyer.com, is provided as a new resource for those who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a dog bite or a dog attack. If this is you or someone you know, contact us at the number above or by filling out the form on the right of this page.

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