Overview of the Dog Bite Problem in California

Dog attacks are a serious problem in California, injuring over 38,000 residents per year. (California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Dog Bites: Emergency Department Data 2010-2015 (chart), online at https://www.oshpd.ca.gov/documents/pressreleases/2016/Dog-Bites-Chart-11-2016.jpg, accessed 11/26/2016.) The problem is getting worse each year.

The statistics establish not just that the dog bite problem in California is growing but that pit bulls are the worst canine offenders.