Web Extra: Animal Bite Statistics

Here are the animal bite statistics Local 6 uncovered looking through Orange County Animal Control citations:

Citations for failing to control an animal resulting in a bite
October 2013 to September 2014

  • 332 citations--¬†an average of nearly 1 per day
  • 331 dogs, 1 cat
  • 19 victims were children (6%)
  • 23 occurred when 2 dogs met (7%)
  • 6 owners were repeat offenders (2%)
  • 117 pit bulls (35%)
  • 24 labs (7%)
  • 21 Chihuahuas (6%)
  • 19 German Shepherds (6%)

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