Did You Know ?

  • There are over 60 million dogs in U.S. households.
  • Dogs bite over 4 million people each year. About 800,000 bites require medical attention.
  • Most dogs that bite are males.
  • Most bites occur in the warmer months, during late afternoon or early evening.
  • About half of dog bite victims are less than 20 years old.
  • Over 40,000 facial bite injuries occur annually. About 20,000 of those happen to children less than 10 years old.
  • Between 15 and 20 people die each year as a result of dog bites.