Dog bite expert & animal behavior specialist

Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

“Bringing the science of animal behavior to attorneys”

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Dog bite statistics Dog Bite Injury Blog

A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD. The dog bite injury blog was created to report current news about injury caused to people as a result of being attacked by a canine. An animal behavior perspective is used. Stories for inclusion have been carefully chosen based on where the incident happened, the breed of dog involved, the nature of the injury, legal implications, and whether a canine fatality occurred.

California dog bite statistics – sharp increase in hospitalizations & emergency room visits

Hospitalizations and emergency room visits by people bitten by a dog have increased markedly in recent years, according to new dog bite statistics published on the website maintained by theRead More

Statistics & factors affecting risk for dog bite injury in Florida

Epidemiological and statistical data which describe dog bite injury can facilitate the implementation of public health policies and dog bite prevention strategies. For example, if statistics show that most dogRead More

Study finds children bitten most often by bull terriers and Jack russells in Australia

According to a study published in the Journal Pediatrics and Child Health, Jack russell terriers and bull terriers were responsible for inflicting a staggering 30% of the total number of dog bitesRead More

Recent dog bite hospital and emergency room statistics in Arizona

The Department of Health Services in Arizona released recent dog bite statistics, in March, 2014. The director of that department in Arizona, William Humble, reported that victims treated for severeRead More

Dog Bite Statistics Indiana

According to State Farm Insurance, Indiana ranked #7 on the State Farm list of the top 10 states with the most dog bite incidents and litigation In February, 2012 aRead More

Why the high rate of fatal dog attacks in Texas?

The number of dog bite fatalities that happen annually in the United States is widely reported on the Internet.   Most websites state that approximately 25-40 people are killed by dogsRead More

Indiana dog bite statistics, 2012

According to State Farm Insurance, Indiana ranked #7 on the State Farm list of the top 10 states with the most dog bite incidents and litigation payout in 2012.  StateRead More

Dog bite statistics for postal workers in American cities, 2012

Letter carriers that work on foot are a common victim of dog attack.The United States Postal Service released 2012 data regarding the frequency of dog bite attacks on letter carriersRead More

Florida dog bite statistics from State Farm Insurance Company 2012

Dog bite prevention week  occurs annually in the United States in the month of May. State Farm insurance company actively is involved in promoting this week, probably in part because Read More

National dog bite prevention week in 2012 starts May 20

Dog bite prevention has a special week of its own set aside annually in United States: In 2013 the dates are May 20 – May 26. This special week is promotedRead More