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Dog Bite Statistics and Published Literature

Information on Bite Statistics and Incidence

US Bite stats from CDC  xcel file   word file
Canadian Stats from Health Canada

Annotated bibliography of published studies with information on bite incidence and/or statistics

National Canine Research Council

Dog Bites Information and Statistics blog

Incidence and case reports of injuries to children caused by chained dogs

Dog Bite Education - Published Studies

Annotated bibliography of published studies that support the need for dog bite prevention through education and reports of bite prevention education studies.
Report of a study in Australia which evaluated children's behavior around a decoy dog before and after bite prevention education. This is the only study published that evaluated behavioral outcomes around an actual dog.

Report of a study that shows children do not know how to read dog body language.
Report of a study that shows child knowledge is poor and that parents desire dog bite prevention education

Causes and Risk Factors for Dog Bites - Published Studies

Annotated bibliography of published studies relating to the causes and risk factors for dog bites

National Canine Research Council

Dog Chaining as a Major Factor in child dog bites

Psychological Effects of Dog Bite on Children - Published Studies

Annotated bibliography of published studies relating to the psychological effects of dog bites on children.

Animal Attakcs and PTSD
; How do animal attacks contribute to PTSD in Children?

Literature Search Results for the Search Terms "dog bite" and "dog attack"

Pubmed literature search to Nov 2006  - citations for published studies

Pubmed literature search 2005 to June 2010 - citations for published studies
If you know of any other study reports or sources of information that should be included on this page please send them to us.

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