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Statistical breakdown: Dog attacks across the country

Aunt angry at CPS after boy killed by pit bulls

Laura Badeker says she is angry at Child Protective Services and "angry at the system" after her 9-year-old nephew was mauled to death by his sister's pit bulls. The boy was left alone with the three dogs and attacked Sunday, January 3, 2016. The
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Laura Badeker says she is angry at Child Protective Services and "angry at the system" after her 9-year-old nephew was mauled to death by his sister's pit bulls. The boy was left alone with the three dogs and attacked Sunday, January 3, 2016. The

The fatal mauling of Tyler Griffin-Huston in Yuba County on Sunday again spotlights attacks by dogs on humans. The following are statistics about the number and nature of those attacks in the United States.

Though defenders of pit bulls say that type of dog is unfairly singled out as excessively dangerous, statistics here show that it is, by far, the largest source of attacks on adults and children.

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